“The Gate and the Path,” New Era, Apr. 2014, 12–13
The Gate and the Path
Priesthood ordinances and covenants set us on the path to eternal life and bless us with the strength we need right now.
We all seek eternal life, which means being saved and exalted in the highest degree of the celestial kingdom, where we can live in Heavenly Father’s presence as families.
In addition to faith in Jesus Christ and repentance, the ordinances and covenants of the priesthood allow us to enter the path that leads to eternal life. No matter when you entered this path or where you are on it—whether you were born in the Church or converted later, whether you have been active all your life or are just returning to Church activity—you can progress along it as you focus on your covenants and what you can do to receive and keep them.
And it’s important to know that priesthood ordinances and covenants don’t just offer the promise of a glorious future. They also give us the strength, comfort, and support we need right now in order to follow the path and endure to the end in righteousness.