See, for some reason — someone's little joke, I think — I'm on the mailing list for White House Press Releases. At least the religious ones. Funny, eh? Life's funny. Someone should sell tickets.
So, here it is, emphases added:
From: White House Media Affairs Office
Sent: Wed, February 17, 2010 7:05:19 AM
Subject: Statement by the President on Ash Wednesday
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2010
Statement by the President on Ash Wednesday
Michelle and I join Christians here in America and around the world in observing Ash Wednesday. We mark this solemn day of repentance and promise, knowing that Lent is a time for millions to renew faith and also deepen a commitment to loving and serving one another.
We'll all be watching for those fruits (Matthew 3:8).