Day 41: He's Not Always Wrong

I'm not an Obama fan. I want to say that up front, because I'm certain to get hate mail over this post. I didn't vote for him, and I don't agree with many of the decisions he makes. Of course, I don't often agree with the decisions of the people I DID vote for, but that's a different post, and not the point of this one.

The point of this post is what President Obama had to say about Easter. You see, he did, in fact, have something to say about Easter. Maybe he didn't make a Presidential Proclamation that Jesus is Risen. News Flash. Jesus is Risen (with or without the proclamation). But here is what President Obama did have to say about Easter (at a prayer breakfast he hosted).

"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.

"We all live in the hustle and bustle of our work... 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."

All that to say, so beautifully spoken . . . This magnificent grace, this expansive grace, this 'Amazing Grace' should call us all to reflect. In the case of these words. He got it right.


  1. Thanks for posting this.

  2. Oh, sure! And next thing you'll be claiming he's actually an American citizen . . .

  3. Carol, thank you for posting this. I wish that Christian critics of Obama would spend as much time praying for him as they do forwarding outrageous e-mails and critical status updates.

  4. by the way... that Anonymous post was from me...
    Becky J.


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