When I was 14 years old I received my Patriarchal Blessing. This is a very special blessing for Mormons which is given by a man holding the priesthood office called “Patriarch”. We believe the words spoken by the patriarch come directly from God, exclusively to us. So, it becomes our own personal scripture. The Patriarchal Blessing is considered sacred and personal, so we do not discuss it at length with others.
But sometimes, it is appropriate to share a small piece in order to help teach a lesson or uplift another. So, today I am sharing 7 words from my blessing that became an assignment from God:
“Make your home a heaven on earth.”
Over the years I have interpreted this command to mean; I would do [at the very least] the following:
1. Keep my home clean [often while singing hymns]