Today try fasting from all food or caloric drinks, but also try to fast from busyness. A day of fasting is a day for quiet and contemplation–a kind of rest day for the body and mind. In this time of frantic holiday life it is a good time to move into this kind of rest.
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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).