Pleasure can be a difficult thing. Often we distract ourselves from true, deep pleasures by flitting from one small pleasure to the next. For instance I love to buy books or look through them rather than enjoying the deeper, more difficult pleasure of actually sitting down to read. The Sabbath was given as an invitation to take the time for true, deep pleasure. So take today to truly enjoy the pleasures with which God has filled creation.
The Difficulty of Pleasure
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).