It is interesting to see typically “ritual-free” evangelicals seeking increased meaning and depth in their Christian walk by trying out ancient church traditions. Lent is one of those traditions.
What is Lent? Lent is the age-old ritual in which a person gives up something for the 40 days prior to celebrating Easter. The idea behind Lent is that suffering prepares a person to more fully appreciate and celebrate the resurrection of Christ.
What does the Bible say about Lent?
Nothing. Lent is not prescribed or described in the Bible because it is a human, add-on to Christianity. The only reference to Lent is a negative reference to a pagan ritual linked by many scholars to the development of Lent as we know it (Ezekiel 8:14-15).
Lent, lentil beans, or liberty?