Consideratio …

“The basic theme is the one that you have noted: Do not become utterly absorbed in activism! There would be so much to do that one could be working on it constantly. And that is precisely the wrong thing. Not becoming totally absorbed in activism means maintaining consideratio — discretion, deeper examination, contemplation, time for interior pondering, vision, and dealing with things, remaining with God and meditating about God. One should not feel obliged to work ceaselessly; this in itself is important for everyone, too, for instance, every manager, too, and even more so for a Pope. He has to leave many things to others so as to maintain his inner view of the whole, his interior recollection, from which the view of what is essential can proceed.

–Pope Benedict XVI
Light of the World, with Peter Seewald

Your ship is at sea without sails and without oars. Nevertheless, it is guided by the great Pilot who will certainly bring you to a secure port. It is battered by storms and winds so that the Power and Wisdom of that great Pilot will shine forth in you. (St. Paul of the Cross)

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