Mr. Bush began Washington’s official day at St. John’s Episcopal Church, where the F.B.I. director, Robert S. Mueller III, and Secretary of State Colin L. Powell read from the Bible.

Mr. Mueller’s theme was good versus evil. ”We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over the present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places,” he said, reading from Ephesians 6:12-18.

Mr. Powell, who followed, touched on trust in God. ”Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious about itself,” Mr. Powell said, reading from Matthew 6:25-34.



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