Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden shared an Easter video on Sunday and they insisted that Americans go out and get vaccinated in response to COVID-19 and called it a “moral obligation,” according to Fox News.
In the video that they released there are references made regarding God, Pope Francis, and the New Testament, but failed to mention Jesus.
“We share the sentiments of Pope Francis, who has said that getting vaccinated is a moral obligation, one that can save your life and the lives of others,” the President said.
“By getting vaccinated and encouraging your congregations and your communities to get vaccinated.”
“We not only can beat this virus, we can also hasten the day when we can celebrate the holidays together.”
Biden emphasized that “the virus is not gone” and expressed that many people are still experiencing hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“As we celebrate this most holy day, we know many are still going without familiar comforts of the season,” he said.
“The virus is not gone, and so many of us still feel the longing and loneliness of distance.”
“For a second year, most will be apart from their families, friends, the full congregations that fill us with joy.”
From our family to yours, we wish you health, hope, joy, and peace. Happy Easter, everyone! pic.twitter.com/3NHPrbFCVt
— President Biden (@POTUS) April 4, 2021
The Bidens expressed their optimism and said that Easter presents hope for better times.
“And yet as the Gospel of John reminds us, the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it,” Biden said.
Jill Biden said, “The traditions of Holy Week take us on a journey from sorrow to salvation, reminding us that with faith, hope and love, anything is possible.”
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But the Bidens expressed optimism that Easter presents hope for better times.