Do you know people who love to complain about the weather ? Rural Newfoundlanders often overlook the fact that we enjoy some of the freshest, purest air on the planet.
Instead, many folks complain about the weather, if it is not to their exact liking. So often I have heard : ‘It’s too co ! ‘(cold) , or, ‘it’s too ot ! ‘(hot).
Today, we are having, what locals call : ‘ A miserable
old day ‘ , because it is foggy and drizzly. Perhaps they think that by adding the word ‘old’, the description becomes even more unpleasant.
We know that God dislikes complaining. It implies that we are telling God that what He has sent is not good enough.
I now try to evangelize the weather whiners. When someone complains, I quote Psalm 118:24 to them. I smile cheerfully and say : ‘ This is the Day that the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.’
Reaction to my evangelization has been mixed. Some people will smile, and agree with me. Others will stare at me with a look of bewilderment, and walk away, often muttering to themselves.