Well, he is definitely able to read and respond to chats, but the problem is that he is like me... when we get to playing, mining, building, etc. We tend to forget the chat and "ignore" people. Not purposely, mind you, but we just get so caught up in what we are doing, we completely forget to pay attention. So, even if I am right there with him (which I will be) we still might not notice people talking to us... but I'll try to get James and myself to be more aware, it's just we are so focused on what we are doing, we forget everything else lol
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.