The White House quotes Matthew in the Easter greeting issued today by President Bush.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release April 13, 2006
"He is not here; for He is risen, as He said."
I send greetings to those observing the joyous holiday of Easter. On Easter, Christians around the world join together with family and friends to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the triumph of love over death. This is a season of renewal, a time for giving thanks and praise and for remembering that hope overcomes despair.
Christ's extraordinary sacrifice and compassion continue to inspire people around the world. His promise of new life gives hope and confidence to His followers. His service and love for His neighbors offer a profound lesson for all people.
During this Easter season, we celebrate God's gifts of freedom and justice. We pray for peace and ask for God's blessings on the brave men and women who wear our Nation's uniform and their families.
Laura and I wish you a Happy Easter.
GEORGE W. BUSH
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