We squeak and squawk about equality in life. Equality in the work place. Equality in the military. Equality in religion. But women and men are never going to be equal. Until we become a biological androgynous species, there will always be a difference between men and women. We were created differently for a reason. We have different roles and responsibilities, different purposes that we are on earth to fulfill.
Sister Sheri Dew explains the roles and rights of women in the Church perfectly, answering the question of equality and ordination. She, of all people, knows the privileges of being a woman in the gospel, as she has served faithfully beside the priesthood leaders of the Church for years.
I am so grateful to be a member and woman of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am grateful for the difference between men and women and the chance I have to righteously fulfill the measure of my creation. I know that, even though I have never been ordained to the priesthood, that the Spirit and Power of God reside with me. And I can call upon that power when needed. I am grateful for the opportunity we have to listen to living prophets this weekend during General Conference. They are led by God and speak with His voice. We can feel God's love and know of his will and plan as we listen with our hearts and spirits. He will direct and guide us.
Happy Conference Weekend!