“Are you listening?”
Once again, my mind wanders.
I realize I’m not present in the conversation.
It happens quickly, suddenly I’m gone.
Maybe the conversation bypasses me.
Maybe I lose interest.
Maybe I’m bored.
This isn’t good.
When I am relating to a person,
Someone made in GOD’s image,
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I need to actively listen.
Not with glazed eyes, or with my mind on other topics…
Or glancing furtively at the phone…willing it to ring or text me.
But with my mind on what they have to say.
With active questions or prayer for wisdom in my response.
Not with the goal of fixing them, but helping them to lean on Jesus
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Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely,
and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith,
who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross…