The Lord’s uncreated divine grace acts as a mother to us and doesn’t only preserve us from all ills, but also comforts our spirit with the sweetness of its presence. And it inspires us with courage to undertake renewed defence and attack. In sufferings and in trials in general, our spirit is expanded and our spiritual knowledge increased. ‘In my sorrow you saved me, bringing relief to my soul’ (Ps. 4, 1).