“As the sun rises in the East…”
Brethren, Greetings from the East!
On July 4, 1776, our forefathers brought upon this continent a new nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the equality of all men. The fact that these principles mirror those of Masonry should not be lost upon us. Several leaders were Masons, including John Hancock.
Our ideals include the brotherhood of man, no matter that man’s station in life. We are not concerned with the external, but with the internal; the character of a man’s heart within.
As we go through dark times, it’s a joy to see the fraternity and our brothers keep shining their light, for these next couple of months we truly are not at rest. We’re preparing for a Masters Degree at the end of July, Fellow Craft, and Entered Apprentice In September. We will celebrate with our newly raised brothers after the degrees because we will be a big part of their journey in light as brothers and a new family. We will keep a watchful eye on the Lodge with changes throughout, for the building will be receiving a couple of updates. But most importantly with these brothers and new brothers we are about to receive, we flow with the ever changing landscape of society. Rivers are like lives. The more contributions they gain from friendship, the bigger they grow. Friendly, quiet little streams that join them in their long, troublesome journey to the sea, make them strong and mighty. The helpful contributions of love and kindness we gain from friends make our journey of life better and richer. Have a great summer!
Sincerely and fraternally,
W⸫ Darrell M. Cleveland