Winter's Message

Companions,

As we enter into this new year, let us reflect on the blessings and gifts bestowed upon us by the great I AM.  Too often we get caught up with the trials and tribulations of life, and take these blessings for granted.  Health, family, gainful employment, friends, and brothers that are here today, can be as quickly gone tomorrow.  As Masons we are taught to build that Temple within not made with hands, using Ashlars made of Peace, Love, Charity and Kindness.

But I submit to you, the greatest building block of the Temple is the Spirit. That Spirit is the emanating force from which all other Holy Ashlars are composed. For example: You are trying to pull into traffic, no one lets you in, they don't even look or acknowledge you?  This can lead to frustration even anger. But, then, someone stops, smiles, maybe waves, and lets you in. Take Notice!!!! This kindness transcends race, color, creed, age or ethnicity! That act of kindness sparks the magic of the Spirit!  Often it creates a snowball effect. Hebrews 13:2 “Do not neglect to show kindness to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unaware!”  Companions, in this upcoming year spark that Spirit in others with acts of love and kindness. Your actions help to build your Temple, but more importantly those actions have an impact on the world!

Fraternally,

Robert Windisch, MEHP 2019