The recent tragedies caused by the two typhoons also do the same. They filter the soul. Not only failures in life but also tragedies that makes us stop and ponder – what am I doing in life? what am I doing for others? There are many questions to answer and that makes us reach for the hand of the Unseen Holy for answers.
It is only after these unwanted and dreadful moments, situations and events that our souls are truly refined. During ecstasy, we all tend to over-indulge, we wallow in euphoria, and sinfulness, and forget about the more important things in this life.