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Should I be happy that I’m being persecuted?

His speech persuaded them. They called the apostles in and had them flogged. Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name. Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah. Acts 5:40-42
            The early Christians were happy to suffer for Christ because that meant they were more like Christ since Christ suffered for us.  They identified more with Jesus because they suffered more like Jesus.  Until Christians embrace the suffering, not much will get done in our world today.