#52 Have you ever stopped listening to things that you do not want to hear? Whilst it may make you feel better at the time, I’m not sure it helps communication in the long run. Jesus often used #parables or stories to say the things that people did not want to hear…quite often people did not know what he was saying, or perhaps they did not want to know. I’ve been thinking about #deeperlistening: not so much hearing what people say but catching what they do not say, or want to say but can’t. It can be a real gift to people when they are struggling to talk about something. Is there anyone who you need to listen to this week? #morningprayer #mark12v1to12 (at Ripon College Cuddesdon)