Really listening to somebody is a good and risky business. You open all your doors and windows. You welcome him in. You lean in (sometimes literally). Your defenses are down. You loosen your grip on being right. You risk being changed by what you hear. It’s a win-win.
“[T]o listen is to lean in, softly, with a willingness to be changed by what we hear.” Mark Nepo
“Be hospitable to one another. . . .” 1 Peter 4:9