The Internet for all its convenience is a demanding master, a helpful servant but a cruel lord. This month we give up news, sports, personal emails, and any luxury the Internet provides, such as shopping. We retain the Internet for practical reasons like business, work email, and banking.

If something happens in the world worth knowing about, you can hear it on the radio, from a friend at work or church, or from a neighbor. Chances are the world will be just fine a month from now; your lack of browsing the Internet will not affect much in the grand scheme of things.

A pause from Facebook and social media will be a surprising delight to you. You will find that the extra time can be used to feast on prayer. This month we get our news and updates primarily from above (what is the Spirit saying?), not from across (what are our peers and talking heads talking about?).

We fast the perspective of humans to feast on the perspective of heaven.

Perhaps you’re spending too much time browsing Facebook or reading the news.

NOTE: Feel free to participate with us in these fasts for part or all of the indicated month. Prayerfully select the fasts appropriate to your spiritual walk and stage of life and abstain from others. We hold a disciplined yet non-legalistic approach to fasting. Sometimes circumstances and relationships do not allow us to keep the letter of the scheduled fast. In that case we feast joyously knowing that fasting and feasting are complementary.

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