If I’m being honest, and to use some Masonic jargon, speaking “between the columns”, I have to admit that there are some days that I hate my job. Actually, I love to hate my job, I’ve been working at the same company for over ten years now. I am fortunate that on most days,I do something different; there is very little repetition. With the economic downturn and the increased workload, I’ve had quite a few days recently where I just can’t wait to hit the clock and get out the door. I am sure you have had “those days” too. One comforting thought that I remind myself of comes from a poem titled “Tonight is Lodge Night”. Due to space limitations, it is either an insert in your printed trestleboard, or it is the last page of the digital version. Feel free to pause from reading my message and to read it now, The thoughts in this poem often help me to keep things in perspective; to realize that no matter what place or station we hold in our lives, we all share the common bonds of brotherhood. No matter what appendant bodies we are members of, if any, we are all Master Mason’s traveling on the same plane of life.
Once again, I would like to thank the members of our lodge who have been traveling with me, and supporting our lodge. March was a busy month. The officers did fantastic work in conferring the Fellowcraft degree., I truly believe it to be one of the best degrees I have seen our Lodge confer since I have been a member. For his first Fellowcraft Degree, Brother Todd Mertz performed a nearly flawless Middle Chamber lecture. The lodge is doing great work and moving forward, keeping the Worshipful Master very proud.
The upcoming months are going to be very busy for our lodge, not just with degree conferrals, but with some very special events that are planned. I do hope that you will come when you can and enjoy these events with your brethren.
Michael F Ohr Jr. – Worshipful Master
Words from the East – April 2010