Andrew Scott’s character The Priest, in Phoebe Waller Bridge’s television series Fleabag:
When you find somebody that you love, it feels like hope… Be strong and take heart all you who hope in the Lord.
Rowan Williams, answering the question ‘Who is Jesus for you?’ at the event Jesus Christ: The Unanswered Questions in St Paul’s Cathedral:
The ground of all my hope. The definition of what I long and pray to grow into in terms of obedience to and intimacy with God the Father. The one who holds together a human race that’s always trying to tear itself apart … who gives the breath of his Spirit so that we share life, not fight over it. The one whose death and resurrection are the centre point of all human history. (I could go on all night and not say anything really!) Yes, if all the things he did were written down the world itself could not contain the books that would be written, as somebody put it.
Russell Brand, comedian and actor, explaining why he says the Lord’s Prayer daily and thinks continually about Jesus:
If Christ consciousness is not accessible to us, then what is the point of the story of Jesus, you know? He’s just a sort of scriptural rock star, just an icon. Unless Christ is right here, right now, in your heart, in your consciousness, then what is Christ?
Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States:
This Sunday I will celebrate the resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offers the world, and the hope of Easter.
5 May 2019