Listening is important


On Tuesday 15 January 2019, the final document of the synod of bishops on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment, which took place in October 2018, at the Vatican, was made available online. A touching verse of this document has been the following: “Listening is an encounter in freedom, which requires humility, patience, readiness to understand, and a commitment to formulate the answers in a new way” (nro.6).

How humble am I that, when disagreeing with someone, I first make an effort to listen to him and her more carefully?