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?
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Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of This is My Body: From Obesity to Ironman, My Journey Into the True Meaning of Flesh, Spirit, and Deeper Faith (Convergent/Random House 2015).