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Sunday, April 08, 2012 - 3.00 GMT
Christian message of love can help much in ongoing reconciliation process - President

 

The Christian message of love and understanding can help much in the process of reconciliation now taking place in our country to take us towards a lasting peace and unity, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa in His Easter message.

Christ’s message of tolerance and understanding can also help free people and nations from the many conflicts that threaten peace today, and also help overcome the crises faced by society due to the growing belief in opulence, President added.

President Rajapaksa further said: “Today’s commemoration of the resurrection of Christ as it strengthens the belief of Christians in Sri Lanka in the divinity of Christ, would help spread his message of love and understanding, and the need for simplicity in life throughout our land”.



Full text of the message:

Christians in Sri Lanka join those of their faith the world over to celebrate the festival of Easter that marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion and death at Calvary.

Jesus Christ, born among humans as the son of God, devoted his years of preaching the message of love to all beings, in a mission considered as one to save mankind from the burden of sin; a burden he took upon himself.

His new message of loving one’s neighhbour as oneself had a resonance that cut through all social and national barriers, extending to loving the lowest in society and all beings on earth.

Christ’s teachings among a small community have spread throughout the world as the foundation of Christianity, which is among the largest religions in the world. The Christian message of love and understanding can help much in the process of reconciliation now taking place in our country to take us towards a lasting peace and unity. Christ’s message of tolerance and understanding can also help free people and nations from the many conflicts that threaten peace today, and also help overcome the crises faced by society due to the growing belief in opulence.

Today’s commemoration of the resurrection of Christ as it strengthens the belief of Christians in Sri Lanka in the divinity of Christ, would help spread his message of love and understanding, and the need for simplicity in life throughout our land.

I wish you all a Happy and Peaceful Easter.




 

 
 
   
   
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