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