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Prime Minister David Cameron has sent his best wishes to everyone in Britain and across the world as we come together to celebrate Easter.
Mr Cameron said Easter reminds us all to “follow our conscience and ask not what we are entitled to, but what we can do for others”.
The PM said:
” I would like to send my best wishes to everyone here in Britain and across the world as we come together to celebrate this very special festival in the Christian year.
Easter is a time when Christians are reminded of God’s mercy and celebrate the life of Christ. 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. Easter reminds us all to follow our conscience and ask not what we are entitled to, but what we can do for others. It teaches us about charity, compassion, responsibility, and forgiveness. No matter what faiths we follow, these are values which speak to us all.
I would like to send my best wishes to you and your families at this time, and enjoy a very Happy Easter.
Published: 24 April 2011