My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. James 1:19-20 - North Carolina writer Derek Maul This morning's post could easily be a book. So, instead, I'm going to keep it short. I …
because active listening is so much more important than spouting off!
People who demonstrate an unwillingness to pay attention (to anything other than the sound of their own voices) typically present an impoverished point of view.
Any exchange that comes from an "I'm right, you're wrong" mentality is destined to journey away from truth. When dialogue is replaced by diatribe, discourse will inevitably devolve.