And yet, sometimes, listening to others can be a conduit to listening within. In fact, isn’t that a
big part of why we come to church on Sunday morning? Why would we sit for an hour through a
worship service listening to a sermon if we didn’t find some benefit in it? And I believe that there
can also be value in listening to other people. Come to think of it, the potential value of listening
to others shouldn’t come as a big surprise: interdependent web and all!
I think it comes down to what we are listening to:
● Universal truths versus petty criticisms.
● Personal stories versus external advice.
● A shared human experience versus an individual personality preference.