Gillian Cooper writes thus:-
My eldest granddaughter has reached the age when we can have a conversation.
And she has a lot to say. I love listening to her, because it gives me a window into her mind.
I see the concentration on her face, and then she says, “Grandma, remember when…” and I know that she is sorting out memories. Or she whispers loudly and totally unselfconsciously, that the hat of the woman two pews in front at her cousin’s christening looks as if it is about to fall off her head, which would be very funny.
I do not always listen well enough. I am too easily distracted.
My granddaughter is teaching me afresh how important it is to listen and to speak carefully and attentively, in daily life and above all in matters of faith.
I am learning anew to talk and listen to other people and to God with honesty, thoughtfulness and joy.
With many peaceful blessings