From the Commander of Kadosh (April 2018)

posted Apr 10, 2018, 5:45 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite


Greetings friends, and hope you all are well. Wrapping up the end of the month with what was a first class job done by the Maundy Thursday cast. It gives time for much reflection on what is important. When we break down what is needed to live, up towards the top of the list would be breathable air. We often hear of the Cedars of Lebanon throughout masonry in their use to build, by Solomon and Zurubbabel. There is a grove that goes by the name "Cedars of Lebanon". There are several hundred trees living there including several old trees. In the 1500's there was about 28 old trees, and in the 1700's around 15 were counted. In the 1800's someone began to take notice of a need, and he was J. Sterling Morton. April 27th marks an important day, which often gets passed over, but here's why the date is a notable one. J. Sterling Morton, and his wife moved from Detroit to Nebraska, but were longing for something. He, and his fellow pioneers were missing their trees. The seed was planted and from then on he wrote magazine articles, and sparked something among friends and neighbors. This idea grew, and on January 4, 1872 Morton proposed a day that put the thoughts of those to come after him in everyone's mind. Arbor Day was born on April 10, 1872, and an estimated 1 million trees were planted on the first day. We may not all be able to plant a tree, but if we look past the trees and focus on his message, it leaves possibility for all of us to make a change. With each action we take, and decisions we make that will benefit future generations, we are planting seeds that will ensure success for those that follow.

"Each generation takes the earth as trustees."- J. Sterling Morton

Brandon Heath Duenas 

Commander of Kadosh