Then pay attention to how you listen; for to those who have, more will be given... - Luke 8:18
Look carefully at these words. Jesus is telling us that there is both power and blessing in listening. Few of us are really good at it. We listen until we find something either to object to or to amplify, and we then begin composing our response. At least, I know that I often do that. If we listened fully, there might be no need of our answer.
Shall we pray for the grace to become better listeners and for the strength to practice this.