Benediction on Christmas Eve

May the wonder of this night hold a space in you each night
and every day may you know your body blessed by the birth of God within it.

May this wonder and this blessing rest in you so that you may be for others, blessing.

May you know the love of God, who comes close to you,
the grace of Jesus Christ, this night’s wordless child
and the wild, tender presence of the Holy Spirit.

This night,
and every night,
may you know it well.

About Catherine Smith

A retired minister with the United Church of Canada I’ve grown up in church, been ordained and served communities that are small or in transition. I’ve seen firsthand just how powerful these experiences can be in helping to foster meaningful connections with others and the Other, the mystery that holds us all. My greatest hope is that my writing and this website will help you live well in the big questions that face all of us in this beautiful, aching world.

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