SimchaMinute by Rabbi Avigdor Miller
Our goral, our lot, is to be tested among the nations of the world. That’s our very big test, and that’s what we were created for. It’s a chiddush (novel idea), isn’t it? It’s not merely an accidental result; the plans backfired. We’re supposed to be there [in our homelan; only because we sinned, that’s why we were expelled.
[True,] we were expelled because of the sins. But the plan was originally, Hashem ... wanted us to live out our centuries of history among goyim and to be tested. The great test was would you be influenced by the goyim? Could you withstand the influence of the goyim? That’s our great test. — Purim 19: On That Night (#728)