Farming as a Spiritual Discipline

We need practices that help us embody the kinds of virtues to which Christ calls us.  Farming is one hands-on practice through which we can gain these virtues because farming calls us to recognize our limits and our most basic dependence on God.

Today, be a farmer.  You don’t have to have fifty acres or even one.  Instead, commit to growing one plant for food and nurturing it until it flourishes and fruits.  Pumpkins and winter squash are an excellent choice for most parts of the country at this time of year.

If you would like to see more reflections on how we can learn Christian virtues from farming, my small book Farming as a Spiritual Discipline is free for Kindle today!

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About Ragan Sutterfield

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).


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