Listen without interruption …

Listen without interruption.


I have to admit, more often than I like, I’m bad at this. I listen to correct or train my children. I listen to defend with certain people. I listen to encourage and empathize with others, but when do I just listen without interruption?


I have a friend who is going through some tough stuff … heartbreaking, tough stuff. And with her, I’m learning how to listen without interruption.

I admit to her I don’t have any answers. I don’t have encouragement to offer except, “I’m praying for you, all the time.”


Sometimes, our friends don’t need advice. They simply need us to listen. To care. To offer a hug or a shoulder or a brownie. To be quiet and let them talk.


How hard (or easy) is it for you to just listen when a friend is hurting … or just needs to be understood?


© Cheri Swalwell 2019

One Reply to “Listen without interruption …”

  1. Always appreciate your words of wisdom which I know are God led. You are a blessing and a special friend.

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