That he'd grown a little more thoughtful and a little less reactive in how he handled adversity impressed Gabe.
If he can't deal with that kind of adversity, how could he deal with something greater, like protecting us little humans?
Adversity happens to everyone.
It required the chastening of adversity to teach it a salutary lesson, and a few years after, when the first effects of the crisis had passed away, business was on a much sounder footing than had been the case for very many years.
But they were ready to deny their kinship with the Jews when the latter were in adversity, and could have replied to the tradition that they were foreigners with a to quoque (Josephus, Ani.