Today bring the rest of Sabbath to someone else. It could be a mother struggling with a child or a business person trying to balance a busy schedule or a clergy person burdened with the problems of others. The situations will vary, but it could be an offer to baby sit or treating someone to a meal or just asking someone to walk in a natural, calming place. Today don’t so much worry about your own rest as extending the rest of God to all. That is what Jesus did and would do if he were you.
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.