I have a question that has been bugging me for quite some time. Is it ok to diverge away from telling people we are fasting? Like during lunch at work or school when people see you not eating or not eating meat and dairy, If they ask why we are not eating is it wrong to just say im not hungry or something along those lines. I see muslims talk about how they are fasting and they show it off a bit and then people get sympathetic (blughhh). I dont want sympathy! I want prayers! Our Lord told us to not appear to men to be fasting, so how can we balance not telling people but yet keeping our fast without lying?
please pray for me.