Regional Orient Membership Ambassador’s Message (February, 2011)

posted May 21, 2015, 12:48 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 21, 2015, 3:21 PM ]
In Masonry we have many commandments in our degrees.  The greatest commandment of them all is, “Thou shalt love the Grand Architect of the Universe with all thy Masonic heart, thy Masonic soul, subdue your many passions and improve yourself in Masonry! “  The next greatest commandment is to love thy brother and always be truthful to him, love thy family, thy country and thy neighbor as thyself.  For those who wish to achieve full personal growth and begin the ascent in order to strengthen their higher mental and emotional capacity, there is no greater eye-opener than the 32° of Masonry, “Master of the Royal Secret. “  It is readily available to Master Masons and teaches further compassion, tolerance and forgiveness as we truly learn, “Do unto others as you would want others to do unto you!”
The universality and equality of Masonry are remarkable.  The King who steps from his throne to the floor of the Lodge is no greater than his humblest of subjects and the wealthiest not greater than the poorest.  Except as Masonry herself may choose to honor her followers, no distinction is known, and no arbitrary or worldly standard of influence or honor is recognized by Masonry as entitling one to pre-eminence.
Let each of us pledge to bring in just one new worthy & well qualified member in 2011.  Remember, when we leave this earthy existence all we really can leave is memories.

Durward C. Ayre
Regional Orient Membership Ambassador
Valleys of San Jose and Fresno in California