In 1 Peter 1:6-7 he talks about suffering being necessary in a Christian's life which at the time, I believe, was prison or death and in the time of Nero suffering for being a Christian was a very real fact.
Today however, in first world countries being a christian in some places gives the person a high social status, while in other first world countries the worst form of persecution is online mockery. That's not to say that there isn't any suffering or pain but to say that there isn't one that's caused by being a christian.
So my question is, as a christian living in a first world country am I doing something wrong? Is the absence of suffering (at least anywhere close to the one received by first century christians) indicates that I am not living as a christian should live?