The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia


'Listening is the highest form of love' .  

These words of the late theologian, Paul Tillich, present a simple yet powerful truth.  Amid our endless words and chatter may we possess that gift of spirit, the gentle art of listening: both to our inner voice and to the voice of the other.  To really hear what the other person is saying is a work of love, of acceptance, of wisdom.  

God of deep quiet,  

still my soul,  

my heart,  

my mind,  

that I may listen  

in such a way that  

my listening  

in itself  


an act of love.  

(With thanks to Peter Millar)