The heavy crosses which we carry through life are often lightened when we find someone we can talk to and who is a good listener. Are we good listeners that we might be able to meet the needs of others? Are we really listening to our spouses, our children, our friends? Young people, are you really listening to you parents, educators, friends? How very often people are crying out for help, but we are not hearing them because of being so tuned into ourselves and our own concerns.