We cannot undergo times of trial unless we have a goodness
based on truth—that is, unless we have a love or
desire for truth. If we do not love or desire truth as we
know it, we do not care about it; but if we do love it, we
are anxious that it not be harmed. The life of our intellect
consists solely in what we believe to be true, and the life
of our will, in what we have convinced ourselves is good.
An attack on what we consider true is an attack on the
life of our intellect, and an attack on what we are sure is
good is an attack on the life of our will. When we are being
tested, then, it is our life that is at stake.
—Secrets of Heaven 4274