I was recently I asked a question and couldn't find a complete answer. I understand the benefits of fasting, etc...
However, someone asked me, 'Why do we have to be fasting in order to take communion?' Fasting here refers to the fast of Nativity or Great Lent or any fast occurring on a day we take communion. So, 'Why are we obligated to fast to take communion when fasting is a decision for you to focus on your relationship with God?' Is it because it sounds hypocritical that you would say I want to take communion and be with God through communion, but would not be willing to fast to focus on your relationship with God? If so, what if the person 'believes' they don't have the strength to fast the whole length of time, but still wouldn't want to be forbidden from the blessing of communion as they truly believe in its mystery?