As we move forward through the cold months of winter, I am reminded that spring is just around the corner. With spring comes the warmth and the light of the sun. We may have begun our lives in the cold and the dark, but Freemasonry has brought us to the light. Let us continue down that path of light and assist our Brethren from drifting back into the darkness. At our recent Officer’s Workshop, the question was asked, “What is the purpose of your Lodge?” While many answered this by saying to “Make good men better,” and “To make Masons,” The Officers of Lodge No. 43 were in unanimity by saying that we should advance our Brethren through education, charity, and fellowship.
I couldn’t agree more. While the Officer’s are here to help and guide the Lodge, it is the strength and the fraternal bond of the membership that can help us to accomplish any goal. Brethren, if you know of or see any Brother that may be drifting back into the darkness, please do your best to guide him back into the light. It is part of our obligation to help, aid, and assist, but this does not have to be done alone. The strength of our Lodge shown best when we work together. Whether it be through education, charity, or fellowship, we have the ability to keep ourselves and our Brethren in the light.
Todd A. Bennicas, WM