From the Venerable Master (April 2019)

posted Mar 29, 2019, 7:45 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Have you ever stopped to wonder what led you to join Scottish Rite?  Maybe you have, or maybe you’ve known all along exactly why you decided to invest your time and money into the organization.


But if you haven’t thought about it for a while, especially if you haven’t attended in some time, then I ask you to talk a few moments and ponder.  Go ahead, we’ll wait.


So do you remember?  Chances are, whatever the reasons were, the same is still true today.  The lessons taught in our degrees are the same.  The fellowship we enjoy at each of our meetings is still there.  The collective Masonic knowledge of our members is probably greater than ever before.


As with any Masonic organization, the beauties contained in our body are derived not only from its principles, ideals, and philosophies, but from its members.  That means that you and I change the organization and make it better simply by being there and participating.  And as we’ve already seen, the reasons to participate are the same as when you joined. 


The Scottish Rite has so much to offer Masonry and the world at large, but it functions best through our interaction with each offer.  We draw from one another.  We learn, grow, and become better together.  The more of us there are, the better we become, not only as a body, but as individuals.  We want you be a strong and vibrant part of what we do, so that we can become better.


On May 31-June1, we will having a mini-reunion, and will be conferring the 4th-18th degrees.  The candidates will get the remaining degrees at our Fall reunion.  We need you to talk to the brethren in your lodges, and let them know that in Scottish Rite, they get more light in Masonry. 


I look forward to seeing you at our Stated Meeting on April 8.