I know I have thought the same over possible traces of milk in cereals but is it too wrong to say that that my second thoughts were: "let´s be reasonable, it´s a cereal, I am eating it on its own, and if there is a trace of milk in it, I could not even see it, let alone enjoy it"?
What I am asking here is this: Paradoxy apart from breastfeeding, tries to keep the fasting rules, something to consult with her priest. But, is it reasonable to worry - and that applies to all of us - about things that are beyond our control and the point of fasting? I see fasting as a means of exercising and desintoxicating the body and the spirit, abstaining from giving free rein to passions etc. I understand it is not a question of eating something "unclean". So, how could possibly a "possible" trace of milk affect my fasting? Does it not become legalistic to observe a rule unbendingly?
It is not my intention to condition my brothers´ freedom with this, I just took the opportunity the post offered me to ask something I have been wondering about for a long time.