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

posted May 23, 2015, 1:52 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 23, 2015, 1:53 PM ]
When we arise from sleep, we receive the gift of a new day from the Grand Architect of the Universe, the source of our strength.  We will never lose courage and, as long as we have complete faith in Him, obstacles can be overcome.  We must also always remember that anger against a Brother can only harm us, whereas the practice of true brotherly love will enrich us.
It is our duty as Masons to assist our fellow men and to support those souls whose burdens have been too great.  As we gain a full understanding of our degrees, we can  attain the steps to climb the heavenly ladder.
During lean times, we must never capitulate by thinking membership losses are inevitable.  They are not!  With the diverse talents of our members we can and must embark on growth.  We must practice unstinting devotion and methodical discipline, commitment and dedication to building membership and be in the forefront of bringing fine, worthy and well-qualified men into our great Order.  A large majority of the signers of that matchless declaration, that all men are created free and equal, and shall be protected in the exercise of liberty of conscience in their devotions to Almighty God; and every one of the commissioned officers in command of the armies that enforced the recognition of that sacred doctrine, was a member of our noble fraternity. We should all be proud that our society has an enviable record for its observance of the Biblical expression of Abraham, "Let there be no strife between me and thee.”  Brethren, let us spend our energy building our great and ancient Order.

Durward C. Ayre 32° KCCH
Regional Orient Membership Ambassador for the Valleys of San Jose and Fresno in California