By Rosemary Pollock
President Clarke Lauds 'Heroes in our Midst'
LAIE, HAWAII -- During a recent address to the Brigham Young
University Hawaii student body, J. Richard Clarke, President of the
Laie Hawaii Temple took the opportunity to offer prayers and words of
hope from all those affected by last week's tragedy in New York City
and Washing, D.C. Posing the question of whether students "fear the
dignity of difference" and "are proud of being a peculiar people,"
President Clarke counseled students to remain true to their
Introducing a formula for character and integrity that equals
leadership, President Clarke claimed that each of us have heroes who
have been leaders in our lives. "Men and women of faith and fidelity
who are repulsed by unrighteousness that we submit into our
private-hall of fame," President Clarke said. "These leaders do not
have to be prominent or well recognized, but are often someone who
has given courge, or influenced lives through a small act of service."
"There is also greatness in potential, which sometimes goes
unrecognized in those around us," President Clarke said. He counseled
students to remain true to their testimonies, especially as they
leave a gospel centered campus and return to homes where members of
the Church may be in the minority. He stressed the need for the
courage to stand alone, and that by their examples others will be
attracted to them.
"Exalt the heroes in our midst. Seek to find in who true greatness
lies. All that is good depends on quiet greatness and unsung heroes
such as you," President Clarke concluded.
'Heroes in our Midst'
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By Rachel Cone -- Staff writer
President J. Richard Clarke spoke of heroes among us at devotional.