True listening are a testimony of our faith…

In witnessing, the role of talking is frequently overemphasized. Does that sound strange? It’s true. Silence and especially true listening are often the strongest testimony of our faith. A major problem for Christian evangelism is not getting people to talk, but to silence those who through their continuous chatter reveal a loveless heart devoid of confidence in God.

Dallas Willard, quoted in Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman, p. 248

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