Monday, June 13, 2016

The Family: A Proclamation to the World

Chances are, you've all read/heard the Family Proclamation (or at least part of it) in some lesson or talk. It's part of a Personal Progress experience. If you're 38 or older, you may have actually heard President Hinckley read it from the pulpit for the first time in 1995.

Here's the real question: Did you actually internalize it? Understand it? Ponder it? Know it?

Okay, yes. Some of you did! But if you didn't...

In 1998, Henry B. Eyring, now First Counselor in the First Presidency, wrote an article for the Ensign entitled "The Teachings of 'The Family: A Proclamation to the World'". It was reprinted in the September 2015 New Era, because that was the 20 year anniversary of the Family Proclamation. And that was the issue of the New Era I happened to pick up on Sunday morning to read before church.

(Okay, maybe not "happened", exactly. See, our family has recently started memorizing the Proclamation, and I saw that on the cover and thought it would be a good one to read. Boy, I was right on that!!)

So, please enjoy this neat article, and strengthen your testimony of each of the principles found in this awesome revelation through a prophet of God!

1 comment:

  1. When I heard this proclamation from the pulpit by Pres. Hinckley I wondered why they were giving us such a basic on the family. Twenty years later I'm blown away by how powerful and prophetic it was/is. This has strengthened my testimony of the family as well as our Prophet being a watchman on the tower. We couldn't see what was coming, but he sure did!