It is helpful, in practicing the Sabbath, to follow the Jewish tradition of marking the beginning of the day with sundown. The Christian Sabbath would then begin on Saturday night. At sun down, welcome the rest of God and enter the darkness with a full sense of God’s presence. Light candles to mark the presence of God.
The Day Begins
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).