“Are you listening?”
Sometimes I ask my husband this, especially if he seems distracted when I’m talking.
Sometimes he answers yes and turns to face me to show he’s listening.
Other times he’ll say, “Give me just a minute and I will be.”
That’s a good answer, too. I give it myself when I’m *almost* finished with something and if I only had one more minute I’d be done with it and then be fully available to hear well instead of barely listening.
Pam Ecrement reminds us in our featured post this week that listening is a spiritual act.
“It seems likely the act of listening well will nearly always involve us in warfare that requires us to battle against all the forces within and outside of us that would be obstacles to the art of listening beyond simply hearing what is being said.”
I know those battles. I often lose. It’s not easy to fully listen. But it’s our calling. For each of us.
Whether we’re listening to each other or are listening to God, it’s our choice whether we’re hearing well or barely listening.
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