For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
April 18, 2003
Presidential Message: Easter 2003
I send greetings to those observing Easter. Easter is the most
important event of the Christian faith, when people around the world
join together with family and friends to celebrate the Resurrection of
Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the hope of life to come.
For Christians, the life and death of Jesus are the ultimate
expressions of love, and the supreme demonstrations of God's mercy,
faithfulness, and redemption. Since Christ's miraculous Resurrection
on Easter, more than 2,000 years ago, Christians have expressed joy and
gratitude for this wondrous sacrifice and for God's promise of freedom
for the oppressed, healing for the brokenhearted, and salvation.
Though this year's observance comes at a time when our world faces
many challenges, the message of Easter remains unchanged -- though
sorrow may last through the night, joy comes in the morning. This
holiday comforts us, as we remember that suffering will pass and
goodness will prevail.
This Easter season, join me in praying for peace, wisdom, and
resolve. During this holy time, may Christ's example of love and
sacrifice compel us towards justice and compassion, and renew us with
an assurance of hope and everlasting joy.
Laura joins me in sending our best wishes for a Happy Easter.
GEORGE W. BUSH
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