Attentiveness is showing the worth of a person by giving sincere attention to his words. (Bill Gothard, writer and speaker)
Have you ever been in a conversation with someone, when you suddenly realized you were no longer paying attention? Such an experience can really hurt your friend, but it’s a good lesson about what seems to be the lost art of listening. Not only do you lose what might have been worth hearing, you very likely have offended a friend. It’s a courtesy to listen well.
Be careful that you do not refuse to listen to the One who is speaking. (Hebrews 12:25)