April 17, 2020
Today’s situation in the world is unlike any of us have faced—from the Greatest Generation who served in World War II, to the newest Entered Apprentice in the northeast corner of the Lodge. Make no mistake, today’s crisis will shape your life. I know that Masonry will rise to the various challenges, and our Lodge is fortunate to have a strong brotherhood to overcome these difficult times.
No lesson in Masonry is wiser, or more needed, than that of the twenty-four-inch gauge. We are taught to number and measure our days using part for the service of God and relief of a distressed worthy Brother, another equal part for our usual vocations, and another for refreshment and sleep. As many of us have spent a lot of time at home, this is a noble rule and a reminder for us. It is my hope that this lesson will remind us to make the best use of our time while most importantly helping our Brothers in need.
We have sent several communications to our members, and the good news is that all of our members are doing very well! However, if you need any help or assistance, please contact me or our secretary, R.W. Jesse.
Remember, we want Masonry, our values, and our purpose, to be a constant for you. Please accept this little token as a reminder of our brotherhood. Whether you place it on your tumbler, coffee mug, computer, or some other visible location, we hope it serves as a reminder that we will soon meet on the level and part on the square.
I am proud to be a Mason, and I hope you are too. I hope this letter finds you safe, healthy, and with your family. God bless our beloved fraternity, our brothers, and your family!
Brent W. Fellows
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