“Speak, for your servant is listening.”
— 1 Samuel 3:10
There is nothing more important to the 21st century church than deep listening. In an age of noise, quieting ourselves to listen to God and to listen to our neighbor is a transformative practice. A mysticism of open eyes, as Johann Baptist Metz puts it, gives us the insight into who we are, where we should go, and how we should act. Below is an activity that can begin to lead you through this process.