I agree, dande...and I think that was the original point being made. It doesn't HAVE to be more than that. And that could be said for taking a priesthood lineage, adding a few words of a blessing, and pass it on.dande48 wrote: ↑26 Dec 2018, 14:16Well, I'd say most everyone is a mix of good and bad. But in Omni's shoes, I don't think it'd require a lot of virtue to take your dad's journal, write a paragraph, and give it to your son. It wouldn't have to be more than an afterthought. Maybe a bit of nostalgia.
The priesthood is either going to have power or will be dormant based on how the son takes it and uses it. Regardless of the ordination by the father.
Let's be ok with some things at church being good enough for just showing up, or just passing it on. Those things are better than not doing those mustard seed steps. Especially if it is meaningful to the collective faith of the family, even if not to the individual faith of the father.