Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Who Said It?

"But then comes Holy Week. The triumph of Palm Sunday. The humility of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet. His slow march up that hill, and the pain and the scorn and the shame of the cross.

"And we’re reminded that in that moment, he took on the sins of the world -- past, present and future -- and he extended to us that unfathomable gift of grace and salvation through his death and resurrection.

"In the words of the book Isaiah: 'But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.'

"This magnificent grace, this expansive grace, this 'Amazing Grace' calls me to reflect. And it calls me to pray. It calls me to ask God for forgiveness for the times that I’ve not shown grace to others, those times that I’ve fallen short. It calls me to praise God for the gift of our son -- his Son and our Savior.
President Obama, at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast.

h/t Happy Catholic


Baron Korf said...

I've read that a few times, and I'm still not sure what point he was trying to make. He strings together many important concepts, but never comes to a point. I guess it is a start.

Gail F said...

There's a nice post about this over at Get Religion, a web site (for those who aren't familiar with it) about press coverage of religion. The point was that this statement was not widely covered, although people are supposedly confused about the president's faith and interested in it. It is certainly far more Christian than anything I've ever heard him say and, Baron Korf, I think it is more coherent than many of the things he normally says.

I have not heard about it anywhere but on the web. A commenter at Get Religion said that Rush Limbaugh skewered it on the radio, which would be a big media mention, but I didn't hear that myself.