Saturday, November 15, 2008

One of the greatest disciplines and acts of love is active listening

I penned this a few years ago. I commit to it anew.

Foregoing advice
Withholding “how to’s”
Alternative to scolding
I’ll listen to you.

Instead of a lecture
Not judging outright
Suspending legalities
I’ll hear your plight.

Expect no reprisals
Let go of your fears
No harm will come
Just know I am here.

I offer you grace
And a deepening desire
To know your heart
And to be inspired.

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