The Book of John, from its very beginning, tells us to listen, to hear, that God is speaking to us.
The Gospel of John, from its opening chapter, challenges us. Rather than begin with the story of the Nativity, it first rewrites Genesis from a Jesus-centric point of view.
John tells us to listen, to hear, that God is speaking to us. This should not strike us as unusual, since God has been in the speaking business for a long time. And if we just want to hear ourselves speak, we miss out our chance to hear God speak.
Plus, a trick for making sure you always hear what others have to say.