Amid criticism from even his liberal friends, President Barack Obama says he takes comfort in knowing that he is loved. “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,” the President said in a recent interview with Washington National Cathedral magazine.
Obama said his faith has influenced his ideas about healthcare, a similar statement to that which he made about his stance on same-sex marriage.
“Faith tells us that there is something about this world that ties our interest to the welfare of a child who can’t get the health care they need, or a parent who can’t find work after the plant shut down, or a family going hungry,” Obama said.
The President also said that those who doubt he is a Christian should just look at his life.
“I have a job to do as president, and that does not involve convincing folks that my faith in Jesus is legitimate and real. I do my best to live out my faith, and to stay in the Word, and to make my life look more like His,” he said.
“What I can do is just keep on following Him, and serve others—trying to make folks’ lives a little better using this humbling position that I hold.”