Saturday, December 27, 2014

A Winter Reflection

Listening to Love in Winter

Winter is waiting and promise. Its word is often unspoken. Sometimes, too, it is sorrowful and finds itself alone.

Winter knows that love is coming – and wants it to come. It feels the pull of longing. It looks up to the sky and out to the hills and the sea. And then it begins to snow.

Love in winter is cold outside and warm inside, ice skating and fireplaces, snow and mittens.

Love in winter is Christmas. God becomes involved with us. God's Word becomes flesh. God offers peace.

In winter love asks us to be open, to be honest, and to trust. Listen to love in winter.

– Louis M. Savary, S.J.
From Listen to Love: Reflections on the Seasons of the Year
Regina Press, 1971
p. 14

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Winter's Return
Winter Storm
Just in Time for Winter
Christmas 2014: Thoughts and Celebrations
Out and About – Winter 2013-2014

Image: Michael J. Bayly.

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