Tobeka Zuma was amongst the many dedicated Christians who attended mass to celebrate Ash Wednesday, a special day on the Catholic calendar that encourages repentance and prayer. Former president Jacob Zuma’s better half shared photos of her and her loved ones attending an uplifting spiritual service.
She also wrote a touching caption explaining the significance of the day.
“Each year, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and is always 46 days before Easter Sunday. Lent is a 40-day season marked by repentance, fasting, reflection, and ultimately celebration,” Tobeka wrote.
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She also went on to explain the value of the Lent period that takes place after Ash Wednesday, Breifly.co.za found.
“The 40-day period represents Christ’s time of temptation in the wilderness, where he fasted and where Satan tempted him. Lent asks believers to set aside a time each year for similar fasting, marking an intentional season of focus on Christ’s life, ministry, sacrifice, and resurrection," she wrote.
Social media users were touched by her commitment to her spirituality and praised her simple explanation of the day’s value.
Instagram user, mahon_karen, commented, "Awesome reminder on Biblical results of Fasting & Prayer! Remain in His blessings."
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