Yesterday the White House held its annual Easter Breakfast in The East Room. Christian leaders from across the country will join the President at this breakfast for a time of prayer, reflection, and celebration of Easter.
President Obama said the day on which Christians believe Jesus Christ was resurrected, is a reminder to maintain perspective in the middle of critical national debates and busy lives. President Obama, who is Christian, said the gift of Christ’s grace calls him to reflect, pray and ask God for forgiveness for the times he has fallen short in showing grace to others. In February his Christian faith has been a sustaining force, particularly as he and his wife, Michelle, have heard their faith being questioned.
President Obama said in his opening remarks, ” I wanted to host this breakfast for a simple reason–because as busy as we are, as many tasks as pile up, during this season, we are reminded that there’s something about the resurrection–something about the resurrection of our savior, Jesus Christ, that puts everything else in perspective.”
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Some of the leaders at this breakfast included Bishop TD Jakes, Bishop Vashti McKenzie and Sister Carol Keehan. All Christian faiths were represented.