James 1:19 — “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;”
I am a terrible listener when distracted. If we are in a crowd, the multiple conversations of the group will get my attention. Busy restaurants are difficult for me. If it is a beautiful day outside and the light is shining through the window, my eyes gaze out the window mesmerizing me and making it difficult to hear the person talking.