God allows a great shake. Difficult times are coming. We will be put to difficult tests… We shall take everything seriously and adopt a spiritual way of living. The context forces and will force us to live spiritually. And it is preferable to do it with joy and good will and not out of necessity. Many Saints would have wished to live in our times so they may achieve salvation.
Nobody can achieve peace and spiritual serenity without fighting temptation and patiently enduring sorrow. The truth is that God did the same before He died on the Cross. He was mocked, humiliated and tortured. He very carefully built a model for us to follow. He created an image of His life on earth that we should struggle to follow.
If God loves us so much then why is our live so much affected by different problems? Or if we ask this question through the words of the Holy Scripture: why does God scold the one who loves and why does he punish the one who receives him? In other words, if God loves us so much why is our life so filled with trouble?
Therefore, you need to be diligent and watchful, don’t waste in vain the time of your life, because it is a gift in raising the soul towards the achievement of the eternal goods. Bear in mind and watch so that a single day doesn’t pass in vain, because you will lose it and nobody can guarantee that you will have another one. If the day has passed, it is gone, and time once you’ve lost it you cannot bring it back.