Reflecting on his Christian faith, President Obama said this morning that the story of Easter puts the challenges he faces into perspective and inspires him to overcome troubled times.

“We all have experiences that shake our faith. There are times where we have questions for God’s plan relative to us but
that’s precisely when we should remember Christ’s own doubts and eventually his own triumph,” the president said at an Easter prayer breakfast at the White House.

Obama went on to read from the book of John, quoting Jesus saying, “In this world, you will have trouble.” The line received an “Amen” from the audience of Christian leaders, inciting laughter from the president.

“I heard an amen,” he said chuckling. “Let me repeat. ‘In this world, you will have trouble.’”

“Amen” the audience repeated.

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