Haste and zeal are outcomes of discernment
A snap judgment or action born from hasty assumptions gives meaning to the adage “haste makes waste”.
However, as the 365 Days with the Lord daily gospel reflection for today discusses, haste born from critical discernment is equivalent to having “zeal”.
When musicians play their instrument technically fast and athletes perform their moves almost instantaneously, these are born from painstaking trainings, much like how challenging it may be to confront ourselves and discern. It may be tempting to skip trainings and discernment and attempt fast moves, but akin to snap judgments and actions, such moves are also sloppy or downright wrong.
When a maestro zealously expresses a genius idea out of thin air, what we don’t see are the laborious hours of training and discernment.
Let us pay our dues and confront ourselves. Only then can our haste lead to zeal instead of waste.
Luke 1:39-45. With haste, with zeal.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 355: DECEMBER 21, 2022]