My Grandmother used to tell me that God gave us two and ears and one mouth which means that we should listen twice as much as we talk.
I admit that I do more talking than listening. People want someone to listen. They want to be heard. We cannot change people. Only God can do that. We can love them and listen to them and allow God to work in their lives.
I need to shut my mouth and listen. Really hear people, more than the words coming out of their mouth, but what is behind the words. People are hurting. People need Jesus. People need to feel loved and supported.
What if we supported each other and listened to each other more than we talked about each other? What a thought! Supporting others through their trials and valleys and lifting others up.
My prayer is that everyone would use those two ears that God gave them for good.