Praise Someone You Put Down

Gossip–its a basic human sin.  We talk about someone behind their backs, criticize and demean.  If only we spent some of the time we spent putting people down praising them.  Today think of someone you’ve put down in your own head or in the presence of others.  Then write that person and tell them how you see their lives working toward the good of God’s kingdom.  Don’t tell the person that you’ve put them down, but honestly appreciate their goodness.

About Ragan Sutterfield

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).