On the Priesthood, and service of the Lord (Highlights from Elder Oaks-April 2014)

There is no “up or down” in the service of the Lord. There is only “forward or backward,” and that difference depends on how we accept and act upon our releases and our callings.”

Priesthood power blesses all of us. Priesthood keys direct women as well as men, and priesthood ordinances and priesthood authority pertain to women as well as men.”

Whoever exercises priesthood authority should forget about their rights and concentrate on their responsibilities. That is a principle needed in society at large. The famous Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is quoted as saying, “It is time … to defend not so much human rights as human obligations.”10 Latter-day Saints surely recognize that qualifying for exaltation is not a matter of asserting rights but a matter of fulfilling responsibilities.”

In the eyes of God, whether in the Church or in the family, women and men are equal, with different responsibilities.”meme-oaks-equal-1240504-galleryElder Dallin H. Oaks, “The Keys and Authority of the Priesthood”. April 2014 General Conference.

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