aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

I hope I'm not describing myself, here

I ran into a colleague in Wal-Mart this afternoon. We talked a lot, but didn't communicate much. He has all the listening skills of a turnip. And he seemed to want to give me all kinds of advice, without noticing that the things he thought I should consider, I already had -- and come to different decisions on. What a bore.

This is a common failing among the clergy, I've noticed. We think it is our job to tell people things, without the need to actually listen to them. Some of the best preachers are just that: preachers. They are all message and no relationship. No wonder we struggle.

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