Brothers and sisters, can you imagine how dark and empty mortality would be if there were no priesthood?
If the power of the priesthood were not upon the earth, the adversary would have freedom to
roam and reign without restraint. There would be no gift of the Holy Ghost to direct and enlighten us;
no prophets to speak in the name of the Lord; no temples where we could make sacred, eternal
covenants; no authority to bless or baptize, to heal or comfort. Without the power of the priesthood, . . .
there would be no light, no hope—only darkness.
(Robert D. Hales, “Blessings of the Priesthood,” Ensign, Nov. 1995, 32)
Does that not put things into a clearer perspective? I've not thought about what it would be like for a long time because the gospel has been a part of my life for so long it's somewhat of a constant. How blessed we are to have the fullness of the gospel to help us light the world. I just really love that quote.