So, is there anything in the Bible about “Lent”?
I have some in my deep belly button and my dryer catches a bunch of it too.
I am amazed that you do not recall from the Bible the forty days Christ spent in the desert fasting and praying.
Our Lent is built upon that. And, yes, it’s biblical. But keep your fasting, praying and almsgiving quiet. Only you and God should know what is happening!
I bet you don’t even go and pray for forty days in front of an abortion clinic so abortion might cease there?
Look up 40 Days for Life
As the author explains, the name comes from the word "lencten" which means "spring" but the name is not something on which to get hung up. The important aspect is spiritual union with Jesus through self-denial and penance. As the author also states, Jesus Himself fasted for 40 days and 40 nights in the desert and our lenten observance is based on Jesus' own fast. Jesus also gave instructions for how to fast, as noted above.
St. Paul takes up this theme when he writes to the Corinthians:
"But I chastise my body, and bring it into subjection: lest perhaps, when I have preached to others, I myself should become a castaway."
1 Corinthians 9:27
A little "self-chastisement" is good, provided it doesn't become a source of pride.