Friday, August 31, 2012

Memorizing the Proclamation

The Family: A Proclamation to the World is an inspired document, and is scripture.  It was written by holy prophets for our day and time.  As the title is a proclamation about families for the whole world. This is a powerful and timeless.

About 5 years after it was given, my parents called all of their children and challenged us to memorize the Proclamation. They had just finished memorizing it themselves after being challenged by their Stake President in Stake Conference.  To the inspiration of hundreds, a thirteen-year old girl stood and quoted it in front of their whole stake.

There is something to memorizing ....  when we memorize--we internalize.

So I accepted my parents challenge and set off to memorize this inspired, but huge document.  I already knew it was true and powerful, but I didn't know it, like I came to know it through this memorizing journey.

And it was a journey...of the proclamation becoming apart of me. 
One paragraph at a time....I would would work on....
I carried a copy around where ever I was in the house.  If I was washing dishes, it sat in my window sill and I would memorize away while I washed and cleaned the kitchen. 
When I was vacuuming, I was chanting the verses out loud trying to instill them into my brain.
While I was running errands around town, I was going through the Proclamation...
While I was rocking babies to sleep, I had it in my hand reading and memorizing important phrases and and family principles...instilling them into me.
Within a few days, maybe it was a week, I had memorized The Family: a Proclamation to the World. 
It was now internalized! 

To read and print off The Family: A Proclamation to the World  {Click Here}