from James 1:19-21
It takes no intentional effort to hear. Hearing is merely our body’s ability to perceive sound. Listening however, requires an intentional action. The ability to perceive sound, and then process what it is and what it means. I wonder how many of us confuse the two.
Or to push that a bit further, I wonder how many of us when we do listen, listen in a way that values and honors the other person.
In our 2nd week of our “Healing Connections” series we are challenged with what it means not only to listen, but to listen with humble attentiveness.
w/ Vern Collins