ECCLESIAE THOUGHT (WEEK 8) “LISTENING”

LISTENING

“Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.”

_ Anonymous

Have you ever tried to talk with a friend who just wouldn’t be quiet? Every time you tried to put your “nickel’s worth” in, he or she just kept talking, and rambling, and going on, and on, and on. If you’ve ever felt that way about a friend, look into your own life. Do you ramble? Are you a good listener?

In a day of cell phones, Palm Pilots, and e-mail, there’s just too much output. Sometimes you need a little input. Sometimes you simply need to be quiet and listen. Listen to your friends. Listen to a family member. Listen to yourself. Listen to God. Remember to unplug and just listen.

Listening is step one in learning. You learn by listening to others. Their life experiences can really help you. Why not learn from their triumphs and tragedies? Why make their mistakes? Listen for the advice that will help you avoid some pain. All you need is an open mind and a closed mouth.

Quiet____learning in progress.