As Christians, we are strangers in a strange land. The language and values and customs and expectations of this world should feel foreign to us. Something really radical has happened to us. Peter writes: “God has caused us to be born again to a living hope” – for another world, another, greater kind of existence.
In 1st Peter, we are told that Christians survive in this strange land by faith and endurance. Not by imposing a lifestyle on others through rules but by living holy lives that compel others to follow.