This is bound to be a short post…I know, you're probably LEAPING with joy! It is not that the chapter is bad or boring…it is rather that this is a no-brainer in my book. Instead of having people in your life so that YOU can do the talking, how about you have people in your life so that YOU can be a listener! Instead of memorizing bible passages to spout out…or a canned evangelism talk…or even your testimony ready to blurt out at a moment's notice, why not listen to the journey of the "other".
"The issue of listening may sound easy, but it's quite a lost art…superficial type(s) of listening is about generalities and stereotypes, and therefore it misses the mark…listening is about knowing the person."
What's that old cliche? God gave us twice as many ears as mouths…for a reason!