A foreigner believer had attended the secret meeting and was amazed at this man.
"How can you," he asked, "keep such a spirit of hope and cheerfulness in the midst of these troubles?"
"These trials are just 'tools' in God's hands," said the Iranian believer. "Who am I to criticize the tools that God uses to make me more holy?"
"Consider it pure joy my brothers when you face trials of many kinds..."
-Excerpt from Extreme Devotion