In the previous paragraph, Eugene had meditated on why the Oblates exist. The purpose, or end, was to continue the mission of Jesus and his disciples by imitating their methods.
The means that we employ to attain this end share in the excellence of this end, again they are unquestionably the most perfect since they are precisely those same means used by our divine Saviour, his Apostles and his first disciples, that is to say the exact practice of the evangelical counsels, preaching and prayer, a happy blend of the active and contemplative life of which Jesus Christ and the Apostles have set us an example, which is without doubt by that fact alone the pinnacle of the perfection that God has given us the grace of possessing, and of which our Rules are but the development.
It means thus steeping ourselves in the spirit of these Rules and to arrive at that one must make it the subject of our habitual meditations.
Retreat notes, October 1831, EO XV n. 163
An invitation to share in the balance and equilibrium that Jesus teaches us.