Nov 07 2012

Sandpiper's Thoughts: Listen

Original post at http://sandpipersthoughts.blogspot.com/2012/11/listen.html

Have you thought about how important it is to listen?  I had an experience today with a doctor who did not listen.  He was trying to take a history, but he didn't listen to the answers to any of the questions he asked, he didn't listen to any thoughts that were volunteered.  He just didn't listen.  He acted as if he did not have the time.

Listening is a form of agape love.  When we listen -- really listen to someone, we say to that person that their words are important enough to matter -- to make a difference.  We say to them, though our active listening, that they themselves matter. 

We matter to God.  We should matter to each other.  We should matter enough to each other that we will listen to each other.  Who knows what we might discover.

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