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Open your ears to others

My grandfather used to say that "God granted us two ears and one mouth, so we need to listen twice as much as we talk." Through his interactions with others, he showed that listening can be an act of selfless love because it shows that you want to understand those around you, that you genuinely care.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Editorials
Open your ears to others

My grandfather used to say that "God granted us two ears and one mouth, so we need to listen twice as much as we talk." Through his interactions with others, he showed that listening can be an act of selfless love because it shows that you want to understand those around you, that you genuinely care.



Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Are we (really) listening?
I always hope to have a real-world example to go along with the subject I write about in this column. As I type this, I am alternating between the need to laugh and the temptation to cry (or, at least, furl my brow and shake my head).

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Calling God our Father
Our last 11 grandchildren in a row have been girls, so I've gotten careful about asserting claims of male prerogative. But this Father's Day got me thinking about how we talk to God. Pope Francis recently reminded us, in one of his general audiences, that "when the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, he taught them to call God Our Father."

Monday, June 26, 2017
Letters
Truth may hurt

Thank you, Father, for reminding us that “Practicing self-truth spills over into our work, family, government and church, generating the strength needed to fight today’s falsehoods and dishonesties.”



Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Thanks for help
I hope everyone took time on our most sacred non-religious day to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we could live in peace.

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Cartoon offensive
At least Pope Francis demonstrated class during President Trump’s visit, as compared to your introduction of a bogus sanctuary issue in a cartoon.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

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