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 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.