In him the love of God’s will had taken the place of the attachment we ordinarily have to our own. He saw only God’s plan in what happened to him, and this kept him in continual peace. When he learned of some evil, instead of being astonished by it, he was, on the contrary, surprised that things were not worse, given the malice of which the sinner is capable. Brother Lawrence would immediately turn to God who, he realized, could remedy the situation, and who permitted these evils for just reasons, beneficial to the general order of his action in the world. Once he prayed for sinners, he no longer worried about them and returned to his state of peace.
-Joseph de Beaufort