We talk too much

The trouble is that most of us are better at talking than at listening. An incident on the Goon Show, which I used to follow eagerly on the radio in my student days, sums up our predicament all too well. The telephone rings, and one of the characters picks it up. “Hello,” he exclaims, “hello, hello.” His volume rises. “Who is speaking? I can’t hear you. Hello, who is speaking?” A voice at the other end says, “You are speaking.” “Ah,” he replies, “I thought the voice sounded familiar.” And he puts the receiver down.

Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia
 
I like to listen to His Eminence speak.  He has a good sense of humour and he speaks clearly, so I can hear and understand.

Also, he tells good stories.

About kennieb

Orthodox Christian, born in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 10, 1942; Chrismation on August 15,1989, at Holy Trinity Cathedral in San Francisco. I lived in San Francisco and the Bay Area for some 30 years, where I worked in banking and garbage(or, are they the same?). My education includes both formal and self studies. I studied at different universities and a seminary. My self-study has been with two Roman Catholic priests of the Byzantine tradition, a doctor, and sales persons. My studies were mostly in business, apologetics, Theology, and philosophy. Want to know more? Read my blogs and ask me.
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