President Oaks likes to make this clear all the time. Here is why the phrase “members of the priesthood priesthood” bugs me: we are all members/beneficiaries of the priesthood and utilize its power in any Church calling, but not all of us hold the priesthood. The priesthood is not a group, it’s not a brotherhood – although there is a brotherhood of priesthood bearers. The priesthood is the power of God. You wouldn’t say that Jedi are members of the Force. You would say they are the wielders of the Force. The same goes for the priesthood.