From the Venerable Master (July 2019)

posted Jul 8, 2019, 11:39 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Brethren

 

Often times we talk about the importance of educating ourselves in the mysticism and symbolism of our order, and of obtaining further light in Masonry.  These are indeed important.  But sometimes we forget that the true secret to the fraternity is that kinship – that true brotherhood which exists, which permeates everything we do.  It is that, for many of us, which from the outset of our Masonic experience, draws us in and keeps us coming back.  That is why our social times are so very important.  Those times are not mere indolence or time wasted.  Even for those Masons who are truly dedicated to furthering the knowledge and enlightenment of those around them, and who spend countless hours of study, there is still that fellowship, which like a beacon, draws them to be among those of like minds – or even those with significantly divergent opinions – but to those who are Masons all. 

 

So when we relish our social times, as we do at our Scottish Rite stated meetings, know that this is as important a part of the Masonic experience, as are all the countless meetings, the study of rituals, and the gaining of knowledge and wisdom.

 

In July we will be holding our Festive Board reception for the Grand Master, Most Worshipful Stu Wright.  This is always a great event, and I hope you will attend and join us in the lively festivities.  Call the office and make your reservation.  See you on July 9.

 

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