Do all that you can to relieve the labor of others. Don’t eat out, don’t use money, work to reduce the services you use. Let God’s Sabbath permeate the sphere of your economy. Rest from your labor and give rest to your labor.
A Rest for Your Labor
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.