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Be a Good Listener!
Christ Jesus implied that effective listening included much more than merely hearing sounds from a material source. He said of some who listened to his words, "Hearing they hear not, neither do they understand." But to his disciples he said, "Blessed are your ears, for they hear."Matt. 13:13, 16;
Good listening is an art in itself. It involves such qualities as stillness, humility, and teachableness. A good listener is not self-opinionated. He is hospitable to new ideas. His thought is free of preconceived notions that would make him deaf to fresh viewpoints.
If good listening is important to progress and harmony in human affairs, it is many times more so in the study and practice of Christian Science. This Science teaches that God is always speaking to His children, His ideas, ever imparting to them harmony, inspiration, and wisdom. The divine voice is inaudible to the material senses, but can be heard as the unrest of mortal thought is stilled and the tranquillity of spiritual sense is attained. In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy writes, "Spirit, God, is heard when the senses are silent."Science and Health, p. 89;
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"Why are ye so fearful?"
WILLIAM JAMES HAY
Each One, Each Son
BEULAH HELEN BEERS
Giving and Having a Happy Christmas
HELEN G. HASLER
"Nothing to develop"
OLIVE HALL SHADGETT
Contentment at Christmas
Scott's Ski Weekend
CONSTANCE D. SEBALD
The Folly of Procrastination
Be a Good Listener!
Alan A. Aylwin
Compulsion or Impulsion?
William Milford Correll
I would like to thank God for Christian Science
I was delivering a lecture in a college class one day when I felt a...
David Allan Olson with contributions from Sandra Muir Olson
Many blessings have come to me through the study and application...
Katherine H. Trent
The first time I asked a Christian Science practitioner for a treatment...
Beulah M. Roegge with contributions from Clem B. Roegge
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 349 - "They shall recover"
with contributions from Robert McKinnon, Jack Krieger
Signs of the Times
Harold A. Bosley