Obama: ‘My faith helps me to keep my eyes on the prize’

“First and foremost, my Christian faith gives me a perspective and security that I don’t think I would have otherwise: … Continued

“First and foremost, my Christian faith gives me a perspective and security that I don’t think I would have otherwise: That I am loved. That, at the end of the day, God is in control—and my main responsibility is to love God with all of my heart, soul, and mind, and to love my neighbor as myself. Now, I don’t always live up to that standard, but it is a standard I am always pursuing. […] I try to make sure that my faith informs how I live my life. As a husband, as a father, and as president, my faith helps me to keep my eyes on the prize and focus on what is good and truly important.”

In an interview with “Cathedral Age,” a magazine published by the Washington National Cathedral, President Obama explains the role faith plays in his life.

Read more in the Faith 2012 Quote Archives.

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas, Nevada Aug. 22, 2012.

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