Heart work?

(09.27.21– Works of the Heart –Luke 6: 43-45)


My friend, may I ask you a question? What happens when husbands and wives are sitting across from each other speaking two different languages?

My friend, Life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day.

I'm M. Clifford Brunner.



In a Harvard study of 100 preschoolers, researchers discovered an interesting phenomenon. As they taped playground conversation, they realized that all the sounds coming from little girls' were recognizable words. However, only 60 per- cent of the sounds coming from little boys were recognizable. The other 40 percent were yells and sound effects! This difference persists into adulthood. Experts say that the average woman speaks over 25,000 words a day, while the aver- age man speaks only a little over 10,000. What does this mean in marital terms? On average a wife says she needs to spend 45 minutes each day in meaningful conversation with her husband while a husband says 15-20 minutes is enough. That's once or twice a week!


Faced with these statistics, it certainly doesn't appear that there is much hope for communication in our culture when husbands and wives are sitting across from each other speaking two different languages.


Here's a story: A middle-aged man who went to see his audiologist. All of his friends, even his wife, had told him that he couldn't hear any more. So, the doctor took out his watch and fob. Holding it in front of the man's face he asked, "Can you hear the ticking?" "Yes!" replied the man. "I can hear it distinctly." The doctor walked across the room, standing near the doorway he turned and said. "Can you hear it now?" The man strained for a moment and then reiterated. "Yes, I can hear it fairly well." Finally the doctor left the room and walked into the hallway. "How about now?" A smile arched across