Depressed about the Election? Read these Great Words from Gov. Romney

I’ve said that I vacillate between being miserable and slightly miserable, with the ocassional distraction.  However, a reader of Evangelicals for Mitt sent this to me, a quote from Mitt Romney’s address at Liberty University.  (h/t Ryan Morgan)

“What we have, what we wish we had – ambitions fulfilled, ambitions disappointed … investments won, investments lost … elections won, elections lost – these things may occupy our attention, but they do not define us. And each of them is subject to the vagaries and serendipities of life. Our relationship with our Maker, however, depends on none of this. It is entirely in our control, for He is always at the door, and knocks for us. Our worldly successes cannot be guaranteed, but our ability to achieve spiritual success is entirely up to us, thanks to the grace of God. The best advice I know is to give those worldly things your best but never your all, reserving the ultimate hope for the only one who can grant it.”

– Mitt Romney, during his speech to Liberty University

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  • Peggy

    I can’t thank you French’s enough. You have provided inspiration and needed support throughout this election. And yes, the aftermath feels very dark at times. But knowing that I can stand with good people like you make it easier. Peggy McFarland, Oregon, USA

  • Tara Edelschick

    Thanks, Nancy. This is great.

  • Lynnette

    I just want Mitt and Ann to know just how much they meant and still mean to so many people. They lead, not merely by words but by how they live their lives. However he serves, I know that Mitt Romney will continue to lead as a force for the cause of Liberty. Romney was always my choice — I was ready to vote for him before he even decided to run in 2012. And I’m so glad I did. I’d do it all over again in a second.

    Mitt and Ann, thankyou so much for all you’ve given us.

  • Linda

    Thanks, Nancy, for all you and your family have done for this cause…I think you have made a difference in so many ways.

  • leslie

    Thanks, love this!

  • Laura

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I love it! Do you know the date by chance?

  • Laura

    Found it: May 12th!

  • Tiffanie Wride

    Wonderful, oh I love it ~ thank you so much!!!

  • Craig

    It used to be that most evangelicals would stress that Mormons preached a different gospel, and that the god of Mormonism, like the god of Islam, isn’t the same as the God of Christianity. Has this changed? Has the evangelical’s understanding of God evolved in these respects? If so, I’d congratulate evangelicals for progressing faster than Obama on same-sex marriage.

  • Flyaway

    How do we pray for evangelicals who think disarming America of nukes, feeding the poor, and other social justice issues are more important than preventing unborn babies being ripped limb from limb in the womb and more important than the deception of homosexuality being forced on society?

    Romans 1:18-27
    Unbelief and Its Consequences
    18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. 24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions ; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural , 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.

  • Darin

    Absolutely beautiful. Only from Romney

  • Annamarie

    Thank you Nancy for that beautiful quote. Thank you for sharing with all of us the Mitt you two know. What a great president he would have made. As I wipe away the tears I have from that quote, I think “He’ll do something else for this great country, we just don’t know what it is yet.”

  • Craig
  • James Shipley

    I just live up the road from you two in Spring Hill. I am a “Mormon” and have loved reading your coverage of the Romneys. I have never commented, but today wish to thank you for loving and understanding the us. You do great work. I will keep following.