Today, my Pastor noted that our congregation would be fasting for the month of January, from sun-up to sundown, during the week. During the fast, only water may be consumed. The fast is a form of sacrifice. When I taught teen Sunday school, I encouraged my class to sacrifice anything that they cherished or valued the most, during the congregation’s time of fasting. Usually, that consisted of telephone, television, or video game usage. As an adult, I will take part in abstaining from food and flavored beverages during the fast. During the month of January, I will post scriptures that I will read throughout the fast, as a form of encouragement and worship.