Sometimes it is very easy to get excited, and it is also easy to get upset during these times. We have misplaced some things, and I am trying to keep an even temper, even though I may not find some things. These things are generally unimportant things, and it really is not worth getting excited about them and ruin the spirit in our home.
I found Alma 13 to be very interesting. It is often quoted when explaining the High Priesthood. I especially enjoyed reading Alma 13:5, where it says that “they were on the same standing with their brethren; thus this holy calling being prepared from the foundation of the world for such would not harden their hearts, being in and through the atonement of the Only Begotten Son, who was prepared”.
What this means to me is that High Priests do not elevate themselves. They feel equal to all of their brethren, which include all of the children of God. They do not ‘harden their hearts’ means that they do not have pride. They have humility. They receive their power from the ‘Only Begotten Son’, and not from themselves. The Only Begotten Son was prepared to confer the Priesthood from the foundation of the world.
This is a very powerful chapter in the Book of Mormon.