I am curious about Lent. Catholics give up something they like for a month or so. What is the purpose of this? Does this come from the Bible? If so, why don't other Christian religions practice this too? Can anyone explain its meaning? I'm guessing its symbolic, but of what? I'm a new Christian, and am interested in these different rituals and their meanings. I was hoping that some of you might know, being experts on the Bible and all! ;)
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