Let me offer, then, a pattern for building up and strengthening your faith. In times of trial, do not question God’s love for you. In times of prosperity, remember that all gifts that we have are from above to be used for God’s glory and not our own. This pattern is easy to remember when we celebrate the Eucharist. It is essentially an act of thanksgiving for God’s gifts and, at the same time, an expression of our willingness to join ourselves to the perfect victim.