The Art of Listening
http://aleteia.org/2017/02/02/listening-is-pastoral-care-and-even-you-can-do-it/?utm_campaign=NL_en&utm_source=daily_newsletter&utm_medium=mail&utm_content=NL_en Listening is hard for me. I always want to jump in with advice. I have heard and understand that isn't what's needed. Affirmation is called for and the easy way is to spend all the time that the person needs, with him, listening intently--without interruption.