Turning Grumbling Into Praise to the God of Winter


A friend, who is an Oblate Brother from Portugal, has always detested Canadian winters. Usually, he simply wants to hide from winter with its icy, raw coldness and grey skies. This year, he decided to tackle his grumbling attitude head-on looking for winter’s beauty and blessings. He inspired me to praise God for winter.


It is time to welcome winter.

Beautiful snowflakes absorb sound waves,

Over a pure, white earth.

It is time to discover beauty in winter and thank God.




The cold stillness calls me to silence and solitude.

It is time to listen to the Silent Creator,

The God of Winter.

It is time to allow the God of Winter to work deeply on my roots

So I might rise in new life as the earth thaws this spring.


12 thoughts on “Turning Grumbling Into Praise to the God of Winter

  1. This is poetry! It´s lovely but I dislike Winter! I always prefer the Summer since childhood and the most magnificent detail: Light! I always need that, I came from her and I´ll be back. Winter is beautiful, magic but do not convince me.

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