Good Morning Brothers and Sisters,

The topic of my the talk assigned to me is meekness in the Priethood. When Dieter F. Uchtdorf was preparing a talk about pride, the antithesis of meekness,   and the priesthood, his wife said, "It is so good that you talk about things you know so much about."   I think it is true that no one avoids pride in every moment and some are unable to ever overcome it.   Clearly, being prideful is something that we should all strive to avoid and it especially has no place in the life of a priesthood holder.  
The scriptural reference for this talk comes from Doctrine and Covenants, Chapter 121 verse 4 which reads, "No apower or influence can or ought to be maintained by virtue of the priesthood, only by persuasion, by long-suffering, by gentleness and meekness, and by love unfeigned;" Dieter F. Uchtdorf says " For a while it almost became taboo among Church members to say that they were “proud” of their children or their country or that they took “pride” in their work. The very word pride seemed to become an outcast in our vocabulary. In the scriptures we find plenty of examples of good and righteous people who rejoice in righteousness and at the same time glory in the goodness of God. Our Heavenly Father Himself introduced His Beloved Son with the words “in whom I am well pleased.” President Uctdorf explains that "there is a difference between being proud of certain things and being prideful. I am proud of many things. I am proud of my wife. I am proud of our children and grandchildren."
You might ask, what is the difference between this kind of feeling and the pride that President Benson once called "the universal sin"? Dieter F. Uchtdorf answers "Pride is sinful, as President Benson so memorably taught, because it breeds hatred or hostility and places us in opposition to God and our fellowmen. At its core, pride is a sin of comparison, for though it usually begins with “Look how wonderful I am and what great things I have done,” it...