From the Master of Kadosh (December, 2008)

posted May 13, 2015, 4:34 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 13, 2015, 5:48 PM ]
In my final message for 2008, I want to pass on more Masonic wisdom from Brother Manly P. Hall. I found this passage in his book, “The Lost Keys of Freemasonry”.
Masons, Awake!
Your creed and your craft demand the best that is in you. They demand the sanctifying of your life, the regeneration of your body, the purification of your soul and the ordination of your spirit. Yours is the glorious opportunity; yours is divine responsibility. Accept your task and follow in the footsteps of the Master Masons of the past, who with the flaming spirit of the Craft have illuminated the world. You have the great privilege – the privilege of enlightened labor. You may know the ends to which you work, while others must struggle in darkness. Your labors are not to be confined to the tiled lodge alone, for a Mason must radiate the qualities of his craft. Its light must shine in his home and in his business, glorifying his association with his fellow men. In the Lodge and out of the Lodge, the Mason must represent the highest fruitage of sincere endeavor.
This was written in circa 1922 and is just as pertinent and apropos in 2008. I trust you will find this alert from Brother Hall interesting and even helpful as you travel on your Masonic journey.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Chuck Cowden, 32 ° Master of Kadosh