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Easter is a time when we can reflect on the true values of Christianity.
Prime Minister David Cameron said;
I would like to send my best wishes to everyone as we celebrate together the holiest festival in the Christian calendar.
Easter is a time when we can reflect on the true values of Christianity: responsibility, charity, compassion, humility, forgiveness and love. We should be confident in our faith and in standing up to defend these values.
We should particularly remember those followers of Jesus in other countries who are unable to celebrate their faith because of fear of persecution or even death. That is why we are redoubling our resolve to contend for religious freedom and tolerance not just in our own country, but around the world.
The Gospels remind us that Jesus gave us this golden rule: ‘Love God and love thy neighbour’.
Every day, Christians make a difference to people’s lives – Churches open their doors to those in need and volunteers work on our streets to help those less fortunate than themselves – this lies at the very heart of what that golden rule is about, and underpins the enormous contribution Christianity continues to make to building a bigger and stronger society and enhancing the wellbeing of this country.
Easter is a very special time for Christians, so once again, I would like to send my best wishes to you and your families. Have a very happy Easter.
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