Now prove me wrong. The choice is yours.
The choice of 40 days seems to have stemmed from the story told to us in the Gospels of Luke, Mark, and Matthew, where Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert, being tempted by the Devil. Those who participated in Lent were to fast, as Jesus had, for 40 days, and then return to the community to celebrate the
Easter ready and/or to be baptized
Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation of the celebration of Easter of the celebration of Easter