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Obama Reflects on Easter

FILE - President Barack Obama delivers his weekly speech, April 5, 2014.
U.S. President Barack Obama used his weekly address to reflect on the meaning of the Holy Week and Easter to Christians.

Obama, who is a Christian, said Saturday the holy days remind us of our "responsibilities to God and, as God's children, our responsibilities to one another."

The president said he and countless Christians during the Holy Week and Easter "remember the grace of an awesome God, who loves us so deeply that He gave us his only Son."

Obama said this time of year is a good time to remember the "common thread of humanity that connects us all - not just Christians and Jews, but Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs - is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves."

In the Republican address, Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee says his party wants to enable Americans. He says Republicans believe government should be a platform for opportunity and freedom, while Democrats want to mandate what Americans must do.