Do you really hear.

I often think about ‘hearing’ and what it means to truly hear. The following paragraph is from this post here 

My favourite verse from the Psalms is from 116:1-2. I love the Lord for he heard my voice. Because he inclined his ear to me, I will love him the rest of my days.  

Often we equate hearing as being hearing what someone says and that is that. But I want to make the proposal that true hearing means more then just hearing what is said. Rather real hearing involves action. Within the framework of the Psalm, David says that he loves the Lord because God heard his voice. This means that God heard and acted on his behalf.

We also are called to be hearers of the world in which we live. We are called to act. We are called to serve. We are called to help. We are called to be part of the solution and not the problem. The question I would like to leave you with today is how well do you actually hear?

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