“Be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing.” I Peter 3:8-9 How do you react to hostile criticism? If it causes you to strike back angrily, you need to follow Jesus’ example. When the Savior was insulted, He did not repay with an insult. When He was falsely denounced, He remained silent. You can have an inner peace even when criticized. As you ask the Holy Spirit for His help, you can respond in a Christ-like way.