It has been far too long since I've written or mused over someone else's writing here on the Marriage Mosaic blog. My musing today comes from the Trust for Today daily devotional from our friends at Trueface.
Listening is a choice of humility---not just for information, but to submit yourself to another's way of seeing. Ever found yourself at a party, in the middle of an intense discussion? Others are sitting nearby, listening. Your ego and pride stand over your shoulder, whispering into your ear. You're reloading while the other person is giving their next statement. Then suddenly you think, Hey, wait. What she said, that's right! It completely invalidates my position and the structure it was build upon.
Now you have a choice. You can barge forward, but you'll resort to bluffing and being loud. Or you can admit she's right and ask her to teach you. This is humility in action. Humility promotes respect from others. Humility engenders trust, which engenders transformation. Remember: truth trusted transforms.
Truth will not penetrate my heart unless I trust it. #trueface
Let those of us with ears listen. A beautiful wise soul said something similar many years ago.
Vic and Monique
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