'Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not? If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.'
2 Cor 11:24-30
And Paul called it 'light affliction'.
Jesus Christ is God. People are prepared to die rather than deny Jesus Christ. Even today. And they don't do it by blowing themselves up (and everyone else) in aircraft, buses or cafes.
Think about that.
Note to self: 2 Cor 4:16-18