Appreciate the win-win of fasting

Is the church's policy of fasting one day a month a health law or a finance law? Is its purpose to fill coffers to feed the poor and help the needy; or is it a principle of physical well-being that God instigated to strengthen and purify our bodies?

Or is it both?

If so, what a win-win it is. By missing a couple of meals at the first of each month and donating the money that those meals would have cost, members raise millions of dollars without changing their budgets or sacrificing anything except 24 hours worth of food; and hungry people throughout the world are fed.

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