Every mason should spend part of his limited and precious time laboring in his spiritual quarry. The duty of improving our inner self remains first and foremost. This point is typically the focus in one way, shape or form of the usual Master’s Message. That being said and accepting that the mind and body are linked, it is also of paramount importance that we afford time to labor in our “physical” quarry.
May will be an unusually active period for our Lodge, spiritually and physically. We have the distinct honor of conferring two different degrees during the month. Our newest brothers will be passed to the degree of Fellow Craft, and we have the privilege of raising brothers to the sublime degree of Master Mason. There will be a great deal of ritual practice by our officers, and exams to memorize by candidates – not to mention the on-going experiences shared by mentors. While this would typically be more than enough for any lodge to excel at in a given month, we also need to make improvements to our lodge building and grounds.
Given the amount of work facing us this coming month, I am asking all our members to be involved. We rarely face manpower issues conferring degrees, but we need time volunteered to hammer a few nails, paint a few walls and work the landscape around our building. Many seem ready to state with pride their membership in Atlas Pythagoras, and this month we need to demonstrate that pride by active participation.
Our lodge clean-up day is scheduled for Saturday, May 4th. Please reach out to the Board of Trustees, myself or any member of the officer line for more details on what will be needed that day. I am looking forward to spending time with you.
Sincerely & Fraternally,