Peace Holds Us

Holy One,
yesterday in the woods,
the late afternoon light
was so tender and strong,
the shadows made art on the snow
and the sky prepared to relax into the night.

Everything had a held feeling about it
and there was peace.

May these moments be like that.
May we know ourselves held,
filled with You
and with your peace.

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.


  1. Kerry on March 5, 2023 at 7:39 pm

    Amen!!! May it be so. So be it.

    • Catherine Smith on March 6, 2023 at 9:38 am

      Yes indeed, may we host and be hosted by Peace.

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