Happy New Year to all. Could not resist posting this pic of our newest member of Summit Lodge’s little ones.
Calvin Coolidge once said:
“It has not been my fortune to know very much of Freemasonry, but I have had the great fortune to know many Freemasons and have been able in that way, judge the Tree by its Fruit. I know of your high ideals. I have seen that you hold your meetings in the presence of the open Bible, and I know that men who observe that formality have high sentiments of citizenship, of worth, and character. That is the strength of our Commonwealth and our Nation.”
Virtues we live by
We as Masons live by Virtues that we incorporate into our everyday lives. The four Cardinal Virtues which are Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence and Justice and represent the foundation of natural morality. At the end of the day, living by the Cardinal Virtues will bring each of us honor, and a reputation that is untarnished. Alternatively, failing to heed the teachings of these virtues can lead to a life of sadness, one where we are left trying to rebuild that which we once had. For our Lodges, as long as we govern ourselves by using the Cardinal Virtues as a guide, then we will continue to stand the test of time. We will, through our actions, ensure that the detractors of Freemasonry are overshadowed by the truth of Freemasonry. These Four Cardinal Virtues of Freemasonry provide a framework for daily living and serve as a guide for our relationship with God and our fellow man. As new Masons we must begin to develop and strengthen these virtues, which will help us grow and develop into better men. As experienced Masons, we should constantly remind ourselves of these virtues and their importance in our lives. ( Resouces: “The Four Cardinal Virtues-The Masonic Trowel” The Grand of Lodge of Texas; “Our Cardinal Virtues” by Allen W. Record 2008 Grand Lodge of Utah )
Come out and join the guys for dinner and fellowship
You don’t have to be a Mason to join us for dinner
Check our calendar for events and times!
If there are 5 Thursdays in a month, the 5th Thursday is set aside for the guys to get together, have dinner and relax and enjoy each others company. Also, every couple of months, we get together and take our better half out for dinner. This month (April) does have 5 Thursdays so we are getting together at Dilly D’s on Olde 8 Rd in Northfield at 6 pm. You don’t have to be a Mason to join us. If you have questions about the Oldest Frafernity in the world feel free to join us.
Happy Easter and Happy Passover to all of the Brethren and their families:
Enjoy the Holiday Brethren and remember the reason for the season.
Something to think about
This was written by one of our own and thought it was appropriate for this time:
You know, at some time each of us has been asked in times of difficulty and danger, in whom do we put our trust. Now is the time to remember that question, Trust in God, by whatever name you know him by. Help each other regardless of political beliefs. Be compassionate to those who are struggling to keep vital supplies on the store shelves, or those who are unable to work because of shutdowns. Reach out in charity to do whatever you can to help a widow or orphan or maybe even that guy next door who may sometimes rub you the wrong way. Pray for our elected officials regardless of which party they may be part of and the level they work at, be it local, state, or federal. Say a prayer for our health care providers as they are on the front lines in this struggle. They are working extremely hard at this time to keep us safe and at the same time trying to keep their own families healthy.
Live your Masonic Virtues Brethren. We will get through this.
Well said Michael.
Spring is finally here. Enjoy the great weather .
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