My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
James 1:19 NIV
Commercial radio in Canada got its start with the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of Canada in 1918. From its rudimentary Montréal facility, this company experimented with wireless broadcasting and received a license for station XWA in December 1919. A year later, the station started a regular schedule of transmissions. From that single station grew an industry that over the course of the next 12 years ushered in the modern era of mass communication. By 1922, there were 39 radio stations in Canada.
Being patient with others is not an option for the follower of Jesus. It is a command of Scripture. To fly off the handle at others is a sign that there is a deeper issue at work in your life. None of us are perfect, of course, so all of us need the Lord continue to work in our lives to become more like Jesus. Fortunately, the Holy Spirit lives in us, and one of His roles is to make us more and more like Jesus every day. That is sanctification. Listen to what the apostle says in James 1:19: “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” I love how practical James is here. He gives the antidote to anger. It begins by being quick to listen – taking the time to hear the point the other person is making, and not assuming you know what they are saying or doing, and so disagree with it. This is called active listening. Then be slow to speak. Think carefully through how you want to respond. What a difference it will make in how you react.
These have been words from the heart.