Dallin H. Oaks
January 2005 Worldwide Leadership Training Meeting
An essential part of every patriarchal blessing is the declaration of lineage.
…A patriarchal blessing is "sacred, confidential, and personal." It is a personal revelation to the recipient. Like the scriptures, it is given under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and should be read and interpreted under the influence of that same spirit. The meaning and significance of a patriarchal blessing will be taught line upon line in the course of time by the power of the same Spirit that inspired the blessing.
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