Can someone help me with this type of thing? Sometimes, I notice that my Catholic journey gets tougher just before Easter comes. Big and brutal trials come my way. I have had to work hard at avoiding problems at Easter time. However, like always, trials come my way, but these ones at Easter time are brutal. I can cope with them rationally. However, I need to understand why these trials feel so big. Is this common among Catholics to feel more religious passion at Easter time, that is during Advent and with the passion, feel trials being more intense than usual? I know the Christ’s life at that time. When we become deeper in our faith, is it normal to feel Christ’s path the way he did? We follow the Christ and will necessarily feel persecutions. However, again, is it common among Catholics to undergo tougher trials at Advent time, than the feeling of restoration or relief after Jesus’ ressurection? Is my sufferance at Advent time normal for a believer?