[W]e want to talk to you about what you should know about girls. But first, you have to know a few things about yourself—how great you as a young man really are. Young women hear all the time about how they are daughters of God with a divine mission to fulfill. Do you realize that you are a son of God? Take a moment and really ponder that—what does it mean to be a son of God?
The story is told of the son of King Louis XVI of France:
King Louis had been taken from his throne and imprisoned. His young son, the prince, was taken by those who dethroned the king. They thought that inasmuch as the king’s son was heir to the throne, if they could destroy him morally, he would never realize the great and grand destiny that life had bestowed upon him.
They took him to the tower of the Temple Prison, and there they exposed the lad to every filthy and vile thing that life could offer. They exposed him to foods the richness of which would quickly make him a slave to appetite. They used vile language around him constantly. They exposed him to lewd and lusting women. They exposed him to dishonor and distrust. He was surrounded twenty-four hours a day by everything that could drag the soul of a man as low as one could slip. For over six months he had this treatment—but not once did the young lad buckle under pressure. Finally, after intensive temptation, they questioned him. Why had he not submitted himself to these things—why had he not partaken? These things would provide pleasure, satisfy his lusts, and were desirable; they were all his. The boy said, “I cannot do what you ask, for I was born to be a king.”
In a similar way, you were born to be a king. As a son of God, you have an eternal inheritance. Your Father in Heaven loves you more than you know. One way that you can know of His love and confidence in you is that He has entrusted you with the Priesthood.