Nancy H. Sehested Sermons & Writings

¡Las bienaventuranzas! (Good adventure)

Matthew 5's beatitudes in paraphrase

by Nancy Hastings Sehested
(the name for the Beatitudes in Spanish, literally “Good adventure to you”)

Good adventure to you when you don’t have it all together.
God is in the middle of the mess.

Good adventure to you who mourn life’s sorrows.
God is handing courage and comfort to you.

Good adventure to you who are without power and prestige.
God is giving you all you could ever need.

Good adventure to you who hunger for healing and justice.
God is filling your belly with hope.

Good adventure to you who ache for mercy.
God is drenching you with endless mercy.

Good adventure to you who seek to create peace.
God is drawing you close.

Good adventure to you who suffer and struggle to live through God’s love.
God is pouring spunk and spirit into you.

Good adventure to you who have not lost faith in the God of new life.
God is creating love and joy through you.

©ken sehested @ prayerandpolitiks.org