Remember to check Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on this link at the Vatican site. Chapter Nine looks at “Listening and accompaniment,” with a special eye to three kinds of sensitivity in those who work with others. Let’s read:
291. There are many priests, men and women religious, lay and professional persons, and indeed qualified young people, who can help the young with their vocational discernment. When we are called upon to help others discern their path in life, what is uppermost is the ability to listen. Listening calls for three distinct and complementary kinds of sensitivity.
We will explore these in the next three posts. They are: listening to the person, discerning what is truly happening with the person, and the ability to notice what motivates the other person.
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