Obama's Weekly Address: Easter and Passover in America

The president urged Americans to engage in prayer and reflection.
2:01 | 03/30/13

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Hi everybody it for millions of Americans this is a special and sacred time of year. This week Jewish families gathered around the -- table commemorating the exodus from Egypt and the triumph of faith over pressure. And this weekend Michelle Malia Sasha and I will -- Christians around the world to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and -- hopeful promise of -- In the midst of all are busy and noisy lives these holy days of -- the precious opportunity to slow down and spend some quiet moments in prayer and reflection. This Christians my family and I remember the incredible sacrifice Jesus made for each and -- one of us how we took on the sins of the world and extended the gift of salvation. And we recommit ourselves to following his example here on -- To loving our lord and savior to loving our neighbors and to seeing everyone especially the least of these the child of god. Of course those values are the heart of not just for Christian faith but of office. From -- -- -- Islam Hinduism to seek its. There -- echoes a powerful call to serve our Brothers and sisters. To keep and our hearts a deep and abiding compassion for all and to treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves. That's the common humanity that binds us together and as Americans were united by something else to faith in the ideals that lie at the heart of our founding. And the belief that as part of something bigger than ourselves we have a shared responsibility. To look out for our fellow citizens. So this weekend I hope were all able to take a moment and pause and reflect. To embrace our loved ones. To give thanks for blessings. To rededicate ourselves to interest larger than -- -- And told Christian families were celebrating the resurrection. Michelle and I wish you -- blessed and -- police -- God bless and may god continue to bless the United States bomber.

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