Obama calls for reflection in weekly address
March 30th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama calls for reflection in weekly address

(CNN) - Members of the world’s religions are bound by a common belief in serving others, President Barack Obama affirmed in a politics-free weekly address on Saturday.

Describing his own family’s celebration of Easter, Obama said the holiest day on the Christian calendar was an opportunity to “recommit ourselves to following His example here on Earth.”

“As Christians, my family and I remember 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.”

Obama said other religions shared a similar commitment to helping people.

“From Judaism to Islam; Hinduism to Sikhism; there echoes a powerful call to serve our brothers and sisters. To keep in our hearts a deep and abiding compassion for all. And to treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves,” Obama said.

Easter and Passover are opportunities for Americans to suspend their daily lives and contemplate the important things in life, he concluded.

“This weekend, I hope we’re all able to take a moment to pause and reflect” Obama said. “To embrace our loved ones. To give thanks for our blessings. To rededicate ourselves to interests larger than our own.”


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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    This man is totally dishonest, when he pretends to be a Christian.

    March 30, 2013 07:58 am at 7:58 am |
  2. rla

    Maybe you should reflect on your failed policies that allow many to suffer much longer than needed, how thousands have died because of your Arab spring, how disrespected we are in the world and that's just a start. If Joe Biden were not next in line I would suggest resigning

    March 30, 2013 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  3. Wes

    The uhbama said:

    “This weekend, I hope we’re all able to take a moment to pause and reflect” Obama said. “To embrace our loved ones. To give thanks for our blessings. To rededicate ourselves to interests larger than our own. And to those who cling to their Bibles and Guns, you need to start paying your fair share, losers. Happy Easter."

    March 30, 2013 11:17 am at 11:17 am |