People really do love to talk. We loved talking so much we needed something invented so that we could talk even when we weren’t physically together. The telephone brought us that. Then we needed that taken further so if we weren’t at home we could talk, they invented the pay phone. Then we decided we needed to talk if we were in the car. They invented the cell phone. Then we decided even that wasn’t enough so they invented text messages. Now with the internet, people have whole websites where they can just talk about anything and everything.
We do a lot of talking. How much listening do we do?
In John 2, Jesus is attending a wedding feast. A miracle takes place, but not before some listening takes place. Jesus listens to His mother, the servants listen to Mary, and then the servants listen (and obey) Jesus. In fact, most of the story is spent in listening.
How many great things could we accomplish if we did a little less talking, and a little more listening.