Great article Vai! As I sat and watched the closing ceremonies with my family,
I could help but stop and think, "this is how the world should be. Everyone
getting along and enjoying each others friendship". It really isn't
that hard.Peace on earth and good will towards men.
Most Iranians are not Arabs. I'd wager the person who gave the prayer in
Farsi was a Persian-Iranian.
As usual Vai gives us a refreshing viewpoint with a spiritual insight. Thanks
Thanks, again, Vai,My guess is that every father who has had a son
serve a mission resonates with the opportunity that you had with your son in
London.Spending each evening with the Saints who knew him would be golden
memories--for both of you.Keep writing!
Vai...those memories are great. I first met Andy in '88 before he was a
member...and then met you in '04 in Athens with him @ Church. Great
memories. Thanks for sharing.
I think Vai may be showing the effects of working under the constraints of a
deadline. "teleste" accurately pointed out that most Iranians are not
Arabs. My experience is they might take offense at being termed such. Also, "expat" (not ex-Pat) is short for expatriate--a person
residing outside his home country--not ex-Pat or ex-patriot or ex-anything else.
Vai,Thanks for sharing your perspectives.We are all in
this together and we should all be able to get along. They Olympics are a great
example of that.As little league football starts up again let's
hope that all of the parents and kids remember that it is a fun game as long as
people keep it that way.
There are Arabs in Iran. They are an anomaly, but they exist. Yes, finding an
Arabic Iranian at a Mormon meeting in Athens is pretty unlikely. That was the
point of the article.