"The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name."
To think that Peter and the rest of the apostles were just brutally flogged, yet they left celebrating, because God considered them worthy to suffer in Jesus' name. This is really the level of believer that all of us should strive for in our lifetime. Where we consider it an honor to be persecuted because of our belief in Jesus Christ. I don't know about you guys, I can honestly say that I haven't acheived this yet, but its definitely a goal I will achieve in my lifetime.