Dare to Stand Alone

Mitt Romney is the new Republican nominee to the upcoming November American Presidential election. He will face the incumbent President, Barak Obama, in an election that many define one of the most important not only in American history but also in that of the whole world. I tend to agree with these statements but there is one things that makes Mitt Romney a bit different from everybody else: he is Mormon. Like John F. Kennedy before, he belongs to a religious organization that most people in America regard as “different” and therefore with suspicion. JFK was Catholic and so he encountered difficulties only in America as there are many Catholic in the world. Romney will have a more difficult problem with his beliefs even outside of his own country.

I am Mormon too and so I wish to begin a series of posts, in addition to my usual ones on leadership and ethics, to share more openly what we believe in an attempt to dissolve the fog that clouds some people’s perception of Mormonism and better understand the values that form the basic of our daily life and behaviour.

Today I wish to post a video capturing an episode of the life of the worldwide president of the church, whose official name is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. President Thomas S. Monson shares an experience he had in the Navy in which he had to stand alone and reminds us that “we are never alone when we stand with our Father in Heaven.”

Has there been a time when you have needed to stand alone in doing what you know is right? Share your experience with me. Here’s the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_92mKlQOlk

 

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4 thoughts on “Dare to Stand Alone

  1. Great post Alberto! Religious beliefs does not disqualify one from the Presidency. What matters is how you can improve the lives of ordinary Americans. Given that the US is in such an economic funk today largely compounded by a likeable President with poor economic policies, it is time to switch horses. A stronger, more vibrant US economy benefits CAnadians. I’m rooting for Romney!

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