I realize we are beginning another fast on Saturday. I am just coming into the Coptic church and already I feel overwhelmed by all the fasting. I have already been through Great Lent and the Apostles fast and now comes the Fast of St. Mary. I failed miserably on the other fasts. Just how is all this fasting possible? It just seems too difficult, I just want to quit. How do you guys deal? Especially when you are expected to go most of the day without eating at all. I work at manual labor all day. I really don't think I can do it.