I’ve been reading the Rule of Benedict …. This morning Joan Chittister, OSB ended her commentary on today’s reading from The Rule with this: “Imagine a world that was run by holy listeners.” I began to think about the gift of “holy listening.” I reflected on the places I’ve been in the past few days … here at the monastery … up the road at the Family Dollar store … in our teeny tiny post office … at San Antonio parish … at a local restaurant … at a busy Jiffy Lube … in very ordinary places with very ordinary people. In each place I can truly say I experienced the gift of holy listening! Wouldn’t that be something if we could say that about every place we go? Today I’m going to try to give that gift to someone along the way. How about you?