Today I would like to suggest four titles that I believe apply to all priesthood holders around the world—titles that may help us recognize our individual roles in God’s eternal plan and our potential as priesthood holders in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
One title that defines all of us in the most fundamental way is son of Heavenly Father. No matter what else we are or do in life, we must never forget that we are God’s literal spirit children. . . .
Our Father in Heaven mentors His children and often sends unseen heavenly help to those who desire to follow the Savior.
And that leads us to the next title we all have in common: all who strive earnestly to follow the Christ are called His disciples. . . .
Let us never lose sight of our Advocate and Redeemer as we walk toward Him, one imperfect step after another.
Brethren, if we all truly follow our Lord Jesus Christ, we must embrace a third title: healer of souls. We who have been ordained to the priesthood of God are called to practice “the healer’s art” (Hymns, no. 220). . . .
The fourth title we all share returns us to the first title in our list. As sons of our Heavenly Father, we are heirs to all that He has. . . .
It is beyond my power of thought to imagine all that this promise entails. But I do know it is grand, it is divine, it is eternal, and it is worth all of our efforts in life.