I recently heard an episode about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian who tried to lead resistance against Hitler but ultimately was hanged by the Nazi for collaborating in a plot to assassinate Hitler.
Moments from the episode that really convicted me:
An excerpt from Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Life Together.
"On the ministry of listening: The first service that one owes to others in community consists in listening to them. Just as love for God begins with listening to His Word, so the beginning of love for the brethren is learning to listen to them. It is God's love for us that He not only gives His Word but also lends us His ear. …Many people are looking for an ear that will listen. They do not find it among Christians because these Christians are talking where they should be listening. But he who can no longer listen to his brother will soon be no longer listening to God either; he will be doing no…