Elise Italiano Ureneck: An active listening church

“We could all stand to pay attention to the kinds of questions we ask, how empathetically we listen and whether or not we approach other people in their complexity and complications, rather than with a caricature of them in mind.”

Mary Marrocco: This is an opportunity to really listen

“The people of God are called over and over to listen, listen, listen. The greatest commandment doesn’t start with love, but with listening: ‘Shema Yisrael’ — Hear, O Israel! St. Benedict’s Rule, for those called into community, starts with the word ‘Listen.'”