A lot of times people don’t want witty banter, to hear the latest gossip, put up a facade, or go out for tasty or illegal treats. A lot of times people just want to have someone to listen to them. I’m sure it would surprise a lot of you to know how much a stranger or acquaintance would tell you if you just showed them a willingness to listen and not judge.
So today I am going to challenge you.
Find someone, anyone, and let them talk. Your best friend, a sibling, the a guy you’ve seen around a lot but never talked to before. . .it doesn’t matter. Sit them down and ask them about their story, ask them how they are doing, and keep an open heart. You never know! You could meet a future best friend or even spouse. Or, you could just have a really nice talk.
Will you be brave enough to try it?
“He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.” Proverbs 22:11
Peace be with you,