From the East....
We recently had a discussion at the Lodge on the subject of the rough ashlar and the perfect ashlar, what they represent, and what tools are at our disposal to help shape us to be more like the perfect ashlar.
We arrived at a consensus that on this earthly life, we will not become perfect ashlars, but must continue throughout our lives to chip away at our rough edges.
As we endeavor to shape our character towards the perfect ashlar, what better tool do we have than the practice of Civility. Through practicing Civility in our daily lives, we not only chip away at our own roughness, but also help chip away at the roughness of those around us. We can make a difference in society by making a conscious choice to every day endeavor to take action to improve someone else's day. In our daily lives, we must always try to show the world that on becoming a Mason you have become a better man.
On Saturday, June 10, at 1 p.m., at the San Leandro Masonic Temple, Bethel No. 175 will be having their Installation of Officers. Please come out and show these ladies our support.
I will be out of town Wednesday, June 21 through Sunday, June 25 for the annual session of the Grand Bethel of California, which my wife, Lois, is in charge of. Please pray for our survival.
The Grand Lecturer, the Very Worshipful Jack Rose will be at the Richmond Masonic Temple on Saturday, July 1. He will be conducting a School of Instruction on the Entered Apprentice Degree. I would encourage all to attend as it is always better to get the instruction straight from the horse's mouth, rather than filtered down through his minions. The school will start promptly at 9 a.m., with breakfast at 8 a.m.
Sincerely and Fraternally.
Tim World, P.M.