The covenantal view of men and things, teaches us many things, among which is this, "the LORD giveth and the LORD takes way. Blessed be the name of the Lord."
The happy, sappy, belly-button gazing mind that seeks an easy way says, "what do I want today, what makes me happy, and how can I get it?"
The life of Jan Comenius illustrates a life of faith in tragedy, devotion to duty, and commitment to a life of covenantal faithfulness. This is not unlike the lives of the multitudes of faithful covenant folks who have gone before him (eg., Heb. 11).
You gotta check out "Dr. G's" blog (as my son Thomas calls him) on this. See the link to George Grant's blog, on the left, below.