Winter Landscape with a Church
Caspar David Friedrich, 1811
“Each time you go into your temple to dwell, go as though it is the first time you have ever really prayed. When you do something for the first time, you may be excited, but also a little fearful. Let this be your winter-way of approaching God. As you enter into that sacred space within, let this become your prayer:
I am the one for whom God waits!
I am awaiting the One who is awaiting me!
Embrace the season of winter with hope. It is a good teacher. It will lead you to your inmost depths where God is contemplating you.” (Macrina Wiederkehr)
Taken from: “The Circle of Life. The Heart’s Journey Through the Seasons”, by Joyce Rupp & Macrina Wiederkehr. This excerpt is from the reflection entitled, Winter, a Season for Deepening, pgs. 254-255