Sunday for Christians is always a feast, just as Friday is traditionally always a fast–each week, through our eating, we celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ. On Friday we ate nothing, as we realized the emptiness of a world without Jesus, but now on Sunday we celebrate as though it is a wedding feast and the happy couple have arrived. So eat something sweet, drink a little, eat for happiness as much as health. We Christians are not known enough for our parties and that is a disgrace to the Gospel. So invite others to join you–we feast every Sunday!
Party Like It’s Sunday
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.