As brethren in the priesthood quorums of the Church, the priesthood is not a medal, though it is an honor to bear.
It is not a reward, though those that faithfully honor it are promised great blessings and all the Father hath. No, the priesthood is not a badge or an award for our faithfulness. It is a duty and a privilege and an honor because as we honor it and magnify its power, we honor the Son of God.
We stand as witnesses of Jesus Christ and do what he would do in similar circumstances by listening to his word, following his example, and keeping his commandments.
That’s what my dad taught me in the cab of a pickup truck.
What special memories do you have about the things people in the family have said that give you hope and make our connection even stronger?