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.