Obama offers Easter message

President Obama delivered an Easter message to the nation Saturday during his weekly address.

“This weekend, Michelle, Malia, Sasha and I will join Christians around the world to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the hopeful promise of Easter,” Obama said.

Speaking freely of his Christian faith, Obama talked about “the incredible sacrifice Jesus made for each and every one of us, how he took on the sins of the world and extended the gift of salvation.”

“And we recommit ourselves to following his example here on Earth,” he said. “To loving our Lord and savior. To loving our neighbors. And to seeing in everyone, especially ‘the least of these,’ as a child of God.”

Incapable of setting aside his “collective” mindset, which at its core is the very essence of who the man is, Obama spoke of the “call to serve our brothers and sisters” and to have “compassion for all.” He referred to “the common humanity that binds us together,” and reminded us that “we have a shared responsibility to look out for our fellow citizens.”

Tom Tillison


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