There is a sign for some businesses that says “Gone Fishing” rather than “Closed”. “Gone Fishing” means that there is something better, or other, to do than work–it isn’t just a day when we’re not working, we’re going fishing instead. So this Sabbath don’t just not work; instead go fishing, whether you actually fish or not.
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).