Jesus did not take the easy way for us, you can read about that in the bible. What do we do? Do we take the easy way or do we follow Jesus in His footsteps?
1 Peter 2: 19-25
19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
Couple related bible verses:
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
1 Peter 3:14
14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
1 Peter 4:14
14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
1 John 2:66 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
Greetings and God bless,