Saturday, 30 March 2013

THE PRIME MINISTER'S EASTER MESSAGE 2013



The Prime Minister David Cameron has sent his best wishes to Christians in the UK and around the world celebrating Easter.

The Prime Minister said:

“I send my best wishes to all those in the United Kingdom and around the world celebrating Easter this year in what is an incredibly exciting time for the Christian faith worldwide.

“This year’s Holy Week and Easter celebrations follow an extraordinary few days for Christians; not only with the enthronement of Justin Welby as our new Archbishop of Canterbury, but also with the election of Pope Francis in Rome.

“In the Bible, Saint Peter reminds us of the hope that comes from new birth through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. As Christians, it also reminds us of Jesus’s legacy of generosity, tolerance, mercy, and forgiveness.

“That legacy lives on in so many Christian charities and churches both at home and abroad. Whether they are meeting the needs of the poor, helping people in trouble, or providing spiritual guidance and support to those in need, faith institutions perform an incredible role to the benefit of our society. As long as I am Prime Minister, they will have the support of this Government.

“With that in mind, I am particularly proud to lead a Government that has kept its promise to invest 0.7 per cent of our gross national income on helping the world’s poorest, and I am grateful that we have been able to partner with both Christian and non-Christian charities to relieve suffering overseas.

“I hope you have a very happy Easter.”

David Cameron

2 comments:

Ian Gallehawk said...

Colin,

A very Happy Easter to you and your family!

I don't know whether to be angry or sad at David Cameron's words!

Let us be very clear, David Cameron is by no means a spiritual leader. He is a politician, who wishes to remain in office, hence he has seen fit to deal with an atheist (which, I suppose, is better than signing a pact with the devil (always use a small "d" when writing that name!)).

I would not be able to take seriously a message of compassion from anybody, who sees it as being acceptable to watch a fox torn to pieces by dogs, which will also be killed once they have no further use in the eyes of the bloodthirsty, pro-hunters such as Mr Cameron.

It also represents staggering hypocrisy for Mr Cameron to talk about Holy Week, generosity and forgiveness on the very eve of the implementation of measures, which, it is agreed by nearly all serious commentators, will plunge thousands of British families further into poverty and have a devastating effect upon the lives of many children, who will be further thrust into the cycle of poverty and crime.

I thank Mr Cameron for his Easter good wishes and in return, I wish him all the blessings that the risen Jesus can bring. Sadly, I note that the policies about to be implemented by the Tory led coalition serve only to support the words of Jesus in Matthew 26:11 "The poor you will always have with you."

Anonymous said...

Doesn't this strike you as being able to say the right thing at the right time? DC has made very clear before that he does not believe in any of the metaphysics of Christianity, and so does not believe in the resurrection that we celebrate today - a pretty central part of our faith I think you'l agree. He might broadly agree with Christian morality, and want the churches on side to fill the gaps when he pulls the plug on so much welfare, but let's not get too excited. I won't even start on his mention of mercy, Frank Field's comments are evidence enough that this is one government far from anything that might rightly be called merciful