Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Listening to each other

Communication is often difficult because we misunderstand one another and respond too quickly. The response is then misunderstood as well because it was about something different than we think we said. So often we don’t have all the details and assume information that is not correct. This process is exacerbated when we can not see each other face to face and ask the right questions. It is important that we can ask one another, “What do you mean by that?” and elicit an explanation. Done with respect it will enhance our communication.

I believe that my opinions are correct or I wouldn’t hold them.  However I have been known to change my opinion when presented with new facts. In listening to the variety of opinions in our community I can learn and serve the community better. So can we all.


  1. The older I get, the more I realize that there's an awful lot I don't know! I have promised myself to ALWAYS be willing to let reality adjust my opinions, no matter how uncomfortable or disillunsioning it may be. I firmly believe that once you decide you know everything, and refuse to consider other people's opinions, you're done growing in life.

  2. communication is a key to so much....

  3. Rose you are so correct.
    Dorrie yes it is.

  4. Thankyou Pastor Larry ....yes I agree communication is important.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. :)