I am pleased to present the 9th edition of 'Flourishing Thoughts' from our Provincial Grand Chaplain, Brother, Rev. Robert Craig, an uplifting read, to assist us in focussing on what is important as the days drift by. Take heart Brethren, I do, from seeing daily in action our principles being applied within the Province and other Provinces throughout the land.

Brother Andrew Mushet,
Provincial Grand Master of Glasgow

Greetings Brethren,

Another week at home but now with a little light at the end of the tunnel.  The weather’s getting better and it’s slowly looking like change might be afoot.  I think we’ve been subjected to a fair bit of misinformation in recent weeks as the media chase a good story and this can be absolutely soul destroying.  In the army we used to say “get on the wagon – get off the wagon” to express our frustration at ever changing circumstances because it really sucks when that’s how life is.   What we need to remember is how to turn a negative into a positive.  If we’re being brought low then chances are we’re not alone.  Way back at the start of this; feels like a lifetime ago now, I urged you to support one another.  A bit of sunshine, some new information and a lot of time hasn’t absolved us of that need to be there for each other.  In fact it’s probably more necessary weeks into this than it was at the start so again, phone, post, tweet, text, email, skype and zoom to show your brethren, family and friends that you still care.  Let them know that they’re not forgotten and that you personally still value the contribution they make to your life.  Brethren, you know where we put our trust but remember that He trusts us too.  He’s given us a job to do and that’s to take the love He’s shared with us and to turn it into our outward expression to the world.  Love – Care – Bless, there’s a motto for our age.

Fraternal Blessings,
Brother Rev. Robert Craig,
Provincial Grand Chaplain of Glasgow.