Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Listening With Love

Is it what we say or how we say it?
Is it the music or how we play it?
To question someone is not to condemn;
Desire to understand is not a sin.

It is when we, without understanding, condemn
That we close the doors that let The Spirit in.
By sharing our innermost selves we see
The fruits of true shared intimacy.

I do so admire those who speak their truth
Without letting their prejudices loose.
I like communication in which all learn,
And respect is an important concern.

I've read that listening requires silent space,
Perhaps so that words can be touched with Grace.
To really listen before we speak our minds
Would surely make our own words more kind.