Why do people fast for Lent? – Vox
And six other questions about Lent you were too embarrassed to ask.
Source: Why do people fast for Lent? – Vox
It is rare that Christian practice gets a fair and respectful treatment in the secular press. I commend Vox, one of my regular reads. If you have a friend who is curious about Lent, send this link. Read it yourself, and you might learn something new.