What? Learning to Listen - John Van Sloten

May 11, 2008

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryDo you remember when someone really listened to you? How did you feel, how did that connect you to that person? How can we in turn learn to listen?

“When hearing is good, speaking is good.”
Ancient Egyptian Proverb

“Let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak”
James 1:19b

“So in everything, do to others as you would have them do to you.”
Jesus in Matthew 7:12

“One reason people have stable marriages may simply be that they are good at listening past the edge in their partner’s voice to the positive, or at least grudgingly conciliatory message behind it.”
John Gottman, Relationship Guru

“This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”
God in Matthew 17:5

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”
Jesus in John 10:22

“Hear, you deaf; look, you blind, and see!..You have seen many things but have paid no attention; your ears are open, but you hear nothing."
The prophet Isaiah 42:18,20

“Give ear and come to me; hear me that your soul may live.”
The prophet Isaiah 55:2-3

“[God] stoops to our ears”
St. Augustine, De Catechizandis rudibus, 405 AD

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