A member of my congregation has translated the benediction we say each Sunday into Spanish (the English version is at that link). He’s an excellent linguist, fluent in German and English as well as his native Spanish, accomplished in French also, and with a poet’s ear for language. This coming Sunday some of us will say our benediction in Spanish, some in English, and some both, at the close of our Flower Communion service:


Vete en paz al mundo

Mantén tu valentía

Sostén lo bueno con firmeza

No pagues maldad con maldad

Fortalece a los frágiles de corazón

Apoya a los débiles

Auxilia a los que sufren

Goza de la belleza

Expresa amor con palabra y acción

Honra a todos los seres.


Thank you, G.!