Begin by calming yourself and thinking
When you have to undergo severe trials, instead of complaining about them and protesting, begin by calming yourself. Then think and ask yourself, ‘What have the Lord and my friends in heaven planned for me? What is it they want me to gain from it?’ Little by little, a light* will dawn and you will understand that they want you to become more patient, more resolute and more intelligent. If you do this, not only will you no longer rebel against your trials but you will even be grateful for them, because you will sense that they are enriching. Thanks to this attitude, you will acquire the virtues heaven so urgently wishes for you much more quickly.
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