Friday Fast

Eat no food or drink until sun down.

Wendell Berry once wrote that:

“There are no unsacred places;

there are only sacred places

and desecrated places.”

The same could be said of food.  In fasting we stop eating to open space in our lives to once again find the sacredness of food and embrace the goodness of God.  It is a way of rest for the body, a kind of Sabbath.  Today think about the sacredness of the food you will eat to break the fast and plan your meal so that it is truly sacred food rather than the descrated food that comes in a society focused on speed.

About Ragan Sutterfield

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.


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