Sunday, September 14, 2014

"[M]any people are looking for an ear that will listen.  They do not find it among Christians, because these Christians are talking where they should be listening.  He who can no longer listen to his brother will soon be no longer listening to God either; he will be doing nothing but prattle in the presence of God too.  This is the beginning of the death of the spiritual life, and in the end there is nothing left."

--Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am in training to be a Christian peer counselor and the first book we read is Art of Being a Healing Presence and the main theme is to listen, dont offer advice, actively listen with all your heart and soul and that will validate, free and empower. So I hear ya.

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