Even when Christianity was taken for granted by Western society, the most devoted Believers were silently laughed at. Today they are also despised. The world does not understand the Gospel of Grace, in which Holy living is the result of humble, grateful joy, not a way to earn heaven. The world therefore sees all attempts of righteous living as self-righteousness and bigotry. We should not be surprised at this (2Timothy 3:12), but We should also undermine this false narrative by living lives of humility, forgiveness, and sacrificial service to others.