The last few weeks Peter has shown us how followers of Jesus are to interact in different arenas of life even in the midst of suffering. We’ve looked at how Christians are to view and interact with the government, the work place and within marriage. Today, Peter closes out this section of his letter with instructions on how we are to interact with one another in the body of Christ. He gives us 5 characteristics that should mark our lives within the body of Christ as we live and “do life” with one another. As we seek to live this way within the church, we’ll be shaped and enabled to live that way outside of the church with those who don’t believe and even mistreat us. By living as people of blessing, we become agents of blessing as we point people to the hope we’ve found in Jesus.