Sometimes serving doesn’t mean planning out a big project. Sometimes service just means being available; showing up. Go to a place where there might be an opportunity for service–a farmers market, a cooling center, a park. Be available and ask that God show you how to serve.
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.