"Of course, I assumed I would die very quickly," Carter said during a sermon in Plains, Georgia. "I obviously prayed about it, I did not ask God to let me live, but I asked God to give me a proper attitude towards death, and I've found that I'm completely and completely satisfied with death . "
I did not really care if I died or lived. Except that I would miss my family and miss the work in the Carter Center and sometimes would not teach your Sunday shift, and so on. "Added the 39th President with a smile.
Carter, the son of a peanut farmer who served the US during World War II, announced that he had cancer in December 201
5 after undergoing experimental treatment for liver cancer metastasized to his brain. During a press conference at the time, Carter said his fate was "in God's hands" and vowed to continue teaching Sunday School in his church "as long as I'm physically able."
When Carter celebrated his 95th birthday on October 1, he became the oldest surviving former US president, a title once held by George HW Bush, who died at the end of 2018 at the age of 94.
Every Sunday Carter gives a sermon at Maranatha Baptist Church in his native state of Georgia, but after a fall on October 21 in his home that led to a minor pelvic fracture, the church said he would miss his weekly appearance. The church later announced that the former president would teach as planned.
Carter, who has recently talked about the chaos in Washington, also touched on the state of the nation in his sermon Sunday morning.
"Would not it be great if the United States of America could be a superpower in the maintenance of peace? … Suppose the United States were a superpower in environmental policy, assuming that the United States was a superpower in the field of environmental policy Equal treatment of people. " See, that's the kind of superpower I'd like to have, "said Carter Sunday, who once said that if he had a desire for the rest of his life, he would see peace in the Middle East.
Carter said that United States would be a better country if people reached someone who might need a friend.
"In this way, the United States will become a superpower," he said. "We can help the United States become more peaceful . "