My heart is heavy this communication. We are in the midst of some turbulent times. I have watched, as I am sure many of you have the current events unfolding around our nation and as of late rather close to home. Witnessing these events, my heart goes out to all involved. The feelings of fear for friends and loved ones living in the affected areas made me realize a much larger picture. In the world we live in, right now there are places devastated by war, plagued by famine, and ruled by fear. The fear of harm and destruction is a daily occurrence in these places. We are blessed to live in a country where these things are not a daily concern. I hope that we as a people can see our way clear to find resolutions to all the problems that plague us, together.
I would like to leave you with just one thought my Brothers. It's a prayer that I remember as a child, hanging on the wall of my grandmother's kitchen. It has never held more meaning for me than in this moment.
The Prayer of Saint FrancisLord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Regardless of your specific faith my Brethren please think on these words. Let us as Freemasons strive to effect change by example. I wish you all a peaceful and safe summer and will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers until we meet again.
Sincerely and Fraternally
"Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday."
Bro. John Wayne