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Friday Fast

With the Feast of the Ascension behind us, we now return to fasting on Friday following the tradition of the church.  Eat and drink nothing with calories in it until 5 PM.  Focus your attention on the other forms of sustenance you find in the day–conversations with friends, a quick prayer, a reading.  What sustains you beyond food?  What are the specific ways you live on more than bread alone?

About Ragan Sutterfield

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.


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