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#LaudatoSi5 – In Gratitude for the Seasons

#LaudatoSi5 – In Gratitude for the Seasons

 

Over the weekend here in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies we saw beautiful sunshine and bright blue skies, a welcomed spring gift. Today we experienced the start of a few days of rain, another welcomed spring gift. Each season offers so many gifts.

This poem was written a few years ago as I pondered how each season is unique and yet how they work together to provide for the human family. May we be aware of the gifts of the season and give thanks to God for the gift of the seasons of creation and the seasons of our lives.

 

In Gratitude for the Seasons

For the growth of spring
For the fullness of summer
For the beauty of autumn
For the creativity of winter
We give you thanks O God.

For the fullness of spring
For the beauty of summer
For the creativity of autumn
For the growth of winter
We give you thanks O God.

For the beauty of spring
For the creativity of summer
For the growth of autumn
For the fullness of winter
We give you thanks O God.

For the creativity of spring
For the growth of summer
For the fullness of autumn
For the beauty of winter
We give you thanks O God.