Kathryn Jean Lopez has an interview with OSV authors Art and Laraine Bennett about their new book, “Tuned In: The Power of Pressing Pause and Listening“:
Kathryn Jean Lopez: Is listening really “the most important thing”? Always?
Laraine Bennett: Whenever Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI speaks, I listen. He said listening is the most important thing. I trust him on this. We need to listen to each other and to God. Our attentiveness to the reality of God and our expression of love for our neighbor by truly listening are essential to fulfilling the great commandment.