Do young men simply need an ordination in order to receive the blessings of the priesthood? “I should say not,” says Elder L. Tom Perry in the first of four segments from an interview about the Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthoods. Accepting the priesthood is not merely an age-related rite of passage, he said, noting that section 84 of the Doctrine and Covenants points out conditions that must be understood and agreed to in order to accept the priesthood.
Echoing the Savior’s admonition to be of good cheer, President Thomas S. Monson reminds people everywhere that they can be blessed by being thankful. In fact, the prophet says in this short video, having a thankful heart is one of the ways we give to the Savior the gift of gratitude.