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Gov. Ricketts’ Easter Statement

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Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts’ Easter Statement


LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of the Easter holiday, which is celebrated on April 21, 2019.


“Holy Week, culminating in Resurrection Sunday, is a time of reflection, remembrance, and rejoicing.”


“On Holy Thursday, we reflect on Jesus Christ’s new command: to love others with the same love He modeled to humankind.” 


“On Good Friday, we remember Jesus’ crucifixion.  In the spectacle of an innocent man condemned to die on a cross, we are confronted with the depth of human sinfulness and our need for forgiveness, as well as the greatness of Christ’s sacrificial love.”


“On Easter Sunday, we rejoice in Jesus’ resurrection from the grave.  In His triumph over death, we celebrate the gift of salvation and the hope of eternal life given to us through His sacrifice.”


“This Easter holiday, I invite all Nebraskans—whatever your faith tradition may be—to recommit ourselves to showing Christ’s love to our neighbors, extending forgiveness to others, and inspiring hope for a better future.”


“Susanne, the kids, and I wish all Nebraskans a happy and blessed Easter.”