My Brother,

I must confess that at times I find myself losing sight of the tenets that form the foundation of our fraternity. It is only the weakness in my own makeup that lets my focus drift from self-improvement to pride of self-accomplishment. Rarely do the best interests of the individual coincide with what’s best for the lodge and the brethren at whose pleasure I serve. I can only hope that this self-realization coupled with guidance from above will serve as the light needed to navigate the turbulence of my own desires, and in this way perfect the ashlar.

God Bless,