Message from the East
AIM OF DESIGN: growth through introspection and retrospection from esoteric and exoteric ideas and principles veiled by Masonic symbolism.
As the summer comes to an end, we brother Masons return to a place representing that beautiful temple with its winding stairs and magnificent Chambers and resume our labors as such. We will promote Freemasonry in a proactive manner and do good for others which makes ourselves better. We always hear the expression which claims that “Freemasonry makes good men better”. I would tend to say that instead, “Freemasonry gives good men the tools to become better”. This year we will have discussions to have the individual brother reflect on masonry and himself while enjoying the valued opinions of others. There are so many ways to educate in Freemasonry that it will be hard to pull back every veil in detail.
Let us ponder this question: how good is it to have access to the best tools of the world, if we do not know how to use them in an applied way to show ourselves, that the wages we receive from our beloved craft are plentiful? We must actively use MENTORING as an important key to having successfully raised brother’s flourish and become leaders in the lodge (as well as in society) and Pay It Forward, not only for the growth of the future of the craft but for himself. He will be the light that leads the way, he will be the pillar of strength for the Prospect and newly-made Masons and he will guard the gate ensuring that to the best of his abilities, will be able to carve and make his true mark on the beautiful life he is creating by the outline of the master designer.
I strive to bring our fraternity, district and lodge closer by using our mutual recognition with the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge 4th District to build a stronger Masonic network and promote brotherly love, education and most of all FELLOWSHIP. I believe there are things to learn from each other as well as concordant bodies of our beloved craft. I urge brothers to come down to the lodge to visit and meet the new brothers and prospective men that will soon petition. Traveling my brothers is also an important right and true privilege we as Masons need to do more within and out of our lands. it helps us use our customs and courtesies and as to establish friendships and form relationships in and outside the lodge.
With zeal and love for the craft,
W∴ Anthony Walsh