Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Problem of Attention

If we are attentive to how the things we learn happen, life is easy. What Giussani says is always striking to me: “The problem of life is not a problem of intelligence; it is a problem of attention.” Attention is openness to reality that is so complete that it becomes true intelligence: the capacity to become aware of reality according to all its factors, excluding nothing, always discovering new things and still more things happening. And so you see that we can be ransomed from our form, thrown wide open to totality. And if we grasp this, then the activity of the cultural center forms a part of the great educational purpose which is the reality of the movement, because we collaborate with this openness to totality. We have nothing else more interesting, more important to do.
Fr. Juliàn Carrón

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