This is a follow up to a post I wrote last October, right around General Conference. Conference is this Sunday, and once again I've been seeing lots of posts about the priesthood and men vs. women. Since it's a topic I do feel strongly about, I thought I'd post some more thoughts on the subject.
As I've stated before, all faithful men AND all faithful women get to participate in priesthood ordinances. If we as women see the issue as "They have the priesthood, so we should, too" it's like we're forgetting that we already have access to the blessings of the priesthood in our lives. It's not a toy that only one person gets to play with at a time. It's a gift from Heavenly Father given in order to bless ALL of His children. We all have opportunities to serve in the Church, which is organized by the power of the priesthood.