Allow me to take some liberties with some famous verses (D&C 121:34-41):
Behold, there are many called, but few are chosen.
And why are those few chosen?
Because their hearts are set so much upon the things of God,
and despise the honors of men,
and they come to learn this one lesson —
that the rights of the priesthood
are inseparably connected with the powers of heaven,
and that the powers of heaven can only be controlled and handled
upon the principles of righteousness.
That the rights of the priesthood may be conferred upon us, it is true.
But when we undertake to confess our sins,
and to strip ourselves of pride,
and loose our vain ambitions,
and exercise influence only by persuasion, long-suffering, gentleness, meekness, and love unfeigned upon the souls of the children of men —
Behold, the heavens unite themselves with us!
The Spirit of the Lord is delighted!
And when we are united with it,
that is the true priesthood or the authority of God!
Behold, ere they are aware, they are comforted by the Lord himself
and they are no longer enemies of God.
Few have learned by joyous experience
that they have overcome the natural man,
because as soon as they get a little supposed authority,
they immediately begin to exercise righteousness
and humility before God.
Hence these few are chosen, and not the many others called.