Friday, July 27, 2012

Listening Before Speaking

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”  - Winston Churchill
The saying goes, “God gave you two ears and one mouth because you’re supposed to listen twice as much as you talk.”  To courageously stand up for truth sometimes you must courageously listen to the other side.  Learn about their beliefs to effectively engage them. Likely they’ll then reciprocate the attention when it’s your time to talk.
Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance. –Proverbs 1:5 (NIV)

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