Politicians and Diplomats
A young lady once spent an evening at dinner with a world-famous politician. The following evening she dined with an international diplomat. Later she was asked what impressions these two celebrated men made on her. She said, "After several hours with the politician, I thought he was the most interesting man in the whole world. But after my evening with the diplomat, I thought I was the most interesting woman in the world."
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. The point of this story is not politicians or diplomats, but the people we most like to be with. We like to be with people who like to be with us, people who listen to us, draw us out. Active listening is an important skill—in the high calling of our daily work.
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.