Following the introspective season of winter, spring comes to us as a literal festival of rejuvenation. It’s a time of change and decision-making, of growth and action. Spring encourages us to jettison that which has become worn and to live and work with a greater sense of purpose. It seems hardly coincidental that come April, our Lodge will afford the honor and privilege of raising worthy Fellow Crafts to the sublime degree of Master Mason.
This upcoming degree, for most of us, is a catalyst that helps rejuvenate the Masonic light within all Master Masons. It affords us an opportunity to reexamine our individual journeys that brought us to the craft, and that special moment in time when we were first recognized as a Master Mason and entitled to the rights and privileges that come with it. More important than these gifts, though, is that necessary reflection on the profound responsibilities to ourselves, each other and the greater community that come with becoming a Mason. It remains incumbent upon us to continue our quest for light for the betterment of ourselves and the world around us.
Though bestowed by our lodge, the title of Master Mason does require continual endeavor. Our operative predecessors labored many hours for many years in the stone quarries (whether proverbial or literal) to earn the title “Master” which has long been coveted (and for good reason). While some attained the level of entered apprentice and fewer still earned fellow craft, it was the very select few who actually earned the master title. As we lucky and privileged few enjoy this season of rejuvenation, I implore you not to forget the benefits of labor, and to toil in the quarries for that light which resides in each of us.
Sincerely & Fraternally,