Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Prime Minister pays tribute to “enormous contribution” of Christianity to Britain

Millions of Christians around the world are celebrating Easter and the resurrection of Jesus with special services.

In his greeting on Easter Sunday, David Cameron reflects on the example set by Jesus in loving God and loving our neighbour.

“Easter is a time when Christians are reminded of God’s mercy and celebrate the life of Christ,” he said.

“In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus taught us to love God and love our neighbour. He led by example and for millions of us his teachings are just as relevant now as they were in his lifetime.

“As we share in this festival with our friends and family, we can all be reminded of the enormous contribution Christianity has made to our country.”

The Prime Minister went on to praise the virtues personified by Christ in the cross and resurrection.
“It teaches us about charity, compassion, responsibility, and forgiveness. No matter what faiths we follow, these are values which speak to us all,” he said.

“I would like to send my best wishes to you and your families at this time, and enjoy a very Happy Easter.”