When someone strikes us, we may want to strike back, but when we patiently endure, we convey an astonishing message by our actions. We have hope that the world does not know. We expect to win in the end because God has promised to save us. We have an inheritance that we cannot lose. This story of suffering, endurance, manifested hope, and gospel witness forms the background of 1 Peter 3:15, the touchstone verse of Christian apologetics.