Our Provincial Grand Chaplain in his address this week mentions a couple of words, ' commitment ' and ' determination ' which surely sums up the wonderful effort being undertaken by so many Brethren participating in the 1000 Mile Walk in aid of the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.
I am delighted and overwhelmed by the 'commitment and determination' from so many of you in helping those less fortunate than ourselves.
Salubrious Salutations to all.
Provincial Grand Master of Glasgow
This last few weeks have been difficult for everyone. Protest and violence has threatened to undo much of what’s been achieved. It’s easy to get angry in a climate such as this; to contemplate throwing in the towel and just suiting ourselves like so many others are doing now. Their attention span has fallen at the first jump and boredom has kicked in. At times like this I have to ask myself why I became a Mason in the first place. It wasn’t for me, or not entirely anyway. I wanted to be all I could be; to improve myself and grow into the kind of man society values. I hope that my time in the craft has facilitated such growth, that’s for others to judge but I do sincerely hope that it’s been true for me as I’m sure many of you hope it true for yourselves. Our fraternity strives to guide us all from darkness to light and through this to mould our society into one that blesses everyone. That’s what we’re part of – the march towards a more enlightened world; a caring and hopeful world. I don’t know about you but I certainly feel that’s worth my effort and participation. Let others be moved by their deities be they self or greed or oppression, that’s not our way. We have strived hard and persevered in our efforts to beat COVID-19 and to serve our communities, to make a difference when difference really counts. Now, some fall by the wayside lacking our commitment and determination – that’s okay, we can’t take responsibility for others, their behaviour, their goals are their own concern. We as Freemasons as we all know only too well do not bow before the god of selfishness. For us the world needs to be changed for the better by virtue of the fact we’ve journeyed through it and serve within it. Brethren, that’s our creed – keep safe; stay well and look after one another.
Brother Rev. Robert Craig,
Provincial Grand Chaplain of Glasgow.