If this passage from St. Peter’s 1st letter is controversial to you then you’re probably doing it wrong.
God help us!
Make the Master proud of you by being good citizens. Respect the authorities, whatever their level; they are God’s emissaries for keeping order. It is God’s will that by doing good, you might cure the ignorance of the fools who think you’re a danger to society. Exercise your freedom by serving God, not by breaking the rules (literally, “not as a pretext for evil). Treat everyone you meet with dignity. Love your spiritual family. Revere God. Respect the government.
1 Peter 2:13-17
INSTRUCTIONS: Read, and reread. Examine heart. Rinse and repeat.