President Obama bared his soul before a cross section of Christian leaders at a White House Easter breakfast on April 6. He spoke publicly of his faith in redemption through Jesus in the most personal terms since becoming president.
Addressing his “brothers and sisters in Christ” among the nearly 90 pastors, bishops and community activists in attendance, Obama spoke of “our risen Savior” and the inspiration he takes from Christ’s resurrection.
“We are awed by the grace he showed even to those who would have killed him,” Obama said, pausing occasionally to glance at written notes. “We are thankful for the sacrifice he gave for the sins of humanity. And we glory in the promise of redemption in the resurrection.”