Brothers and sisters, now our salvation is nearer than when we came to believe. The night is far advanced, the day is at hand. Let us, therefore, lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us live honorably as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and as for the flesh, pay no attention to its lusts.
But whoever is weak in faith, receive him without arguing about opinions. For one believes he may eat all things - but another who is weak, let him eat vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who does not, and let not the one who does not eat judge the one who does, for God has received him. Who are you to judge another's servant? To his own master he stands or falls - but he will stand, for God is able to make him stand.
This passage is a reminder to the faithful that the main focus of the season of Great Lent is not on the details of fasting restrictions, but rather on overcoming passions of the soul (such passions as revelry and drunkenness, debauchery and licentiousness, strife and jealousy, and lusts of the flesh).
A short reflection today. I will make it up to you next week :)
Yours in Christ,
Father Aleksey - your friendly Singac priest