The natural world offers a kind of peace and a way to enter into God’s presence that is missing in the world of human construction. Go to a natural place today, even if it is a weedy patch of grass in a suburb. Spend time there and simply be in peace of the place. Remember that God is the creator, above all, in all.
Spend Time Outside
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.