I am a Mormon. I have been one my entire life. And I live in Utah where most everyone around me is Mormon. With everything happening with Romney and the presidential election, we have been on the spotlight a lot and there is no question about the fact that we, as Mormons, have been misunderstood throughout the years. I started thinking about the why more deeply, specially after a few issues I’ve had with fellow Mormons recently, and while it may not be the answer for everyone, it did it for me.
The answer is as simple as this: Don’t want to be misunderstood anymore? Stand up for your beliefs, apply them to your daily life, not only for the three hours you are at church on Sundays. I know we are not perfect, (I certainly AM NOT) and that’s why we belong to a religion and why we try to seek God, to improve, to learn of him and become like him. But people are getting further and further away from that each and every time they hurt their fellow human beings, their fellow church members, their fellow neighbors.
Care. Try to care for others. ACCEPT them and SERVE them. And LOVE will just follow automatically. This will make all the difference. Really.
Have a nice weekend my friends!
P.S. I think this easily applies to anyone with or without religion.