“Proclaim the gospel always; use words when necessary.” This quote attributed to St. Francis is a powerful statement on how the Good News that Christ is King gets spread. Pray that God will show you one way to proclaim the gospel through actions rather than words today. It could be as simple as picking up trash along the street, taking the time to talk to a lonely person, or secretly giving a struggling couple money for a meal together.
Proclaim the Gospel
Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of Cultivating Reality: How the Soil Might Save Us, Farming as a Spiritual Discipline and a contributor to the book Sacred Acts: How churches are working to protect the Earth’s climate. Ragan’s articles and essays have appeared in a variety of magazines including Triathlete, The Oxford American, and Books & Culture. He works to live the good life with his wife Emily and daughter Lillian.