In just s few short words, Romans 12:12 manages to put out a strong definition of the Christian life. We are a people of hope, long-suffering in tribulation, and constant in prayer. Knock us down, overrun us and try to destroy us through persecution, and we keep coming back for more. Every other faith demands results, proofs, sometimes even by sword. Still other faiths are content to do nothing but be contemplative, meditative, and insular. Christianity calls for both evangelism and interaction with the world, but also contemplation and joy while within it. Christianity manages to satisfy all the pious urges without being destructive (when done right) and offers fantastic grace without forcing back-breaking labors upon its subjects.
I challenge you as a Christian to practice the above. Rejoice in hope. Be patient in suffering. Pray constantly.