“Listening is a form of spiritual hospitality by which you invite strangers to become friends.”
[Henri Nouwen]

It’s amazing what you actually hear when you truly listen. Your perceptions, judgments, and negativity fade away to reveal another’s truth.
“When we listen to a person, we take them into our lives” Joan Chittister writes in The Monastic Way. “We welcome them and all their concerns, all their interests, all their openness.”

Today I ask that we would all be blessed to clearly hear another’s thoughts.