“Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. 2 One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. 3 The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them. 4 Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand“. Romans 14:1-4
I failed to fast the very first day, as a bowl of cereal with milk a day in the morning defeats the purpose. So I looked to this, and stopped worrying that I’d get excommunicated for my “failures” as a good Russian Orthodox.