Quick to listen and slow to speak

I read about a little girl, whose mother saw her holding two apples. She gave the child a big smile, then asked her to give her one of them. Well, the little girl looked at the apples for a while, took a bite from one of them, then took another bite from the other. The mother felt the smile on her face freeze. She tried hard to hide her disappointment. But then, the child handed her one of them and said: ‘Here you are, Mummy, this one is the sweetest.’

It reminds us that no matter who you are, nor how much you think you understand what’s going on, it’s always wise to delay judgment until you given people time to explain themselves. What you initially see, and think may not be the reality. That’s why the Bible says: ‘Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.’

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