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Question “The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.”  Proverbs 12:15 (NIV) Our textbook states that active listening is one of the most essential skills of a case manager. Active listening involves restarting and reframing what clients are saying as opposed to passive listening. These strategies show the client that you are hearing them in a meaningful way. We often listen so that we can quickly respond, instead of listening so that we have a productive and meaningful, two-way conversation. Please read this article: Mathis, D. (2014, April 3). Six lessons in good listening. Retrieved from https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/six-lessons-in-good-listening You are challenged to get out your Bible and locate 1-2 examples of active listening. Our Lord & Savior is the perfect role model for Human Service professionals. Can you also find examples of passive listening in the Bible? How were the outcomes different than active listening? Consider this: Are you guilty of using passive listening skills? You are challenged to create 2-3 action steps for improving your listening skills.