February 2013 Regional Orient Membership Ambassador Message

posted May 26, 2015, 7:30 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 26, 2015, 7:30 PM ]
Charity is the distinguishing grace of Freemasonry. Derived from the Latin "caritas", the word may also be translated as "love."  Love and charity equally grace and distinguish Freemasonry. 
A Freemason's charity is not limited by country or color, by distance or by religion. Instead a Freemason's charity extends everywhere because it is central to his character as a member of our Masonic fraternity.
In fact, the essence of Masonry is character. Masonry not only teaches the brotherhood of Masons, but also the brotherhood of men. Masonry is a broad system of ethics, teaching the science of humanity, based upon the recognition of these truths:  we have a common origin, a common destiny and the  Great Architect of the Universe is the Father and Creator of us all.  Out of those relationships grows the Brotherhood of Man.
Let us each endeavor to bring more men of good character into Masonry in 2013.

God Bless you all,
Durward C. Ayre 32° KCCH / MC
Regional Orient Membership Ambassador for the Valleys of San Jose, Fresno and San Francisco in California