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
Laura joins me in sending our best wishes for a Happy Easter.