“TODAYS MASONRY, TOMORROW’S CONTINUITY: Brotherly Love, Relief & Truth as Edifice in Bridging Freemasonry in the Next Millennium”Welcome to Mt. Mainam Lodge No. 49, F. & A. M. website!!!
My presence here today is a proof that you are my true strength. I never expected that I will be here as the worshipful master this Masonic year 2013. I never imagined that I would be tasked with continuing the mission of this fraternal organization. I never entertained the ambition to be the symbol of brotherhood, and to inherit the great task of leadership.
For I know that Freemasonry is a voluntary association of men, a fraternal society. It is a system of moral conduct, and a way of life. It is religious in its character, teaches the Golden Rule and morality through symbolism. It uses secret rites and ceremonies. It is based on a firm belief in the Fatherhood of God, the Brotherhood of Man and the Immortality of the Soul. Its great tenets are: Brotherly love, Relief, and Truth.
Today, we, Masons are working hand in hand for the preservation of our freedom, equality, unity and peace. Truly, the words Masonry is in our hearts. Perhaps if more Masons were involved in our government our dream of unity will be hastened. But many seem to be content with following the blind rather than leading them.
As Masons, we should lead by example, give back to our communities, and support numerous Masonic philanthropies. Let us invest in children, to our neighborhoods, and for our future. Do not ask what the organization can do for you, but what you can do for our brotherhood. We are here to serve and not to lord over the others. Let us be ethical, honest, and true public servants.
My hope is that when I leave this office, everyone can say that we have traveled far on the right path, and that we are able to bequeath a better future to the next generation. Join me in continuing our mission. Brethren together let us bring the glory of Mt. Mainam Lodge...
Thank you and long live for our brotherhood!
Long Live Freemasonry!
Long live Mt. Mainam Lodge!!!