Monday, December 12, 2011

Obamas take short walk across Lafayette Park to attend services at Episcopal church


From The Washington Post-

President Barack Obama and his family attended a worship service Sunday morning at an Episcopal church just across the street from the White House where presidents frequently have visited.

The president, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia made the short walk across Lafayette Square to St. John’s Church.

The sermon by Rev. Dr. Luis Leon was based on the story of John the Baptist, who told the religious leaders he was neither the Messiah nor the prophet, but a voice calling in the wilderness.

Leon likened the story to the president and the expectations Americans may have of him. People have illusions about the nation and about God, the pastor said, and urged the congregation to open its eyes not “to the God we have created, but to who he really is,” he said.

Just before the announcements, the congregation laughed when a young boy ran to the front of the church and took a good look at the Obamas.

More here-

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obamas-take-short-walk-across-lafayette-park-to-attend-services-at-episcopal-church/2011/12/11/gIQAodhDnO_story.html?tid=pm_politics_pop

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