Most of us have a preference to not talk about sacrifice.  We would love to think that we can have everything we want without giving up anything.  But, of course, that rarely happens.  We can’t play the piano well just because we want to, it takes hours of practice.  A great football team can’t want its way into a championship.  That requires a lot of training, scrimmages and games.  Today’s scripture is a challenging one addressing the truth about sacrifice.