The Seed of Listening

So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;”

(James 1:19 NKJV)

“If one gives an answer before he hears,

    it is his folly and shame.”

(Prov. 18:13 ESV)

The Seed of Listening is the commitment to giving full attention to understanding the emotions, words, and actions of others. We must sow the Seed of Listening to meet the need to be known and understood. We sow the Seed of Listening when we learn to give full attention to each other’s words and feelings, when we listen to learn and to truly understand.