The June Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere is nearly upon us, traditionally marking the start of Summer. A welcome time of warmth and cheerfulness descends upon the nation.
Let us dare hope that as we progress through the next few months all of us will be in a much, much better place than we have been recently.
Onwards and upwards, there is brightness ahead.
Brother Andrew Mushet,
Provincial Grand Master of Glasgow
I’m writing this on the 10th June and in my head celebrating the good news from the “Heads of Order” meeting yesterday. By the time you read this the good news will be well and truly disseminated throughout the Scottish craft – for freemasonry at last the cloak of Covid darkness is being drawn away from our lives. This is great news and we should celebrate this move towards normality not just in our craft but in society too for the rules that bring us this happy news changes a lot of other things too. Now, I’m going to bet that many of you like me are now filled with many questions about the practicalities of all of this, and rightly so. There will be a lot to sort out and arrange but don’t get so bogged down in this that it becomes a stress. In the last 18 months our lives have been flipped on their heads and with it many of our tolerances and even our own personal fitness so come back gently. Of course there’s now work to be done and others will be urging you to get on with it. My concern is your spiritual and emotional wellbeing so my advice is a wee bit different. Take it easy, step forward softly, allow yourself the space to rest and regenerate as you move forwards; if extra time is needed for things to happen then take it. We’ve came this far, we don’t need casualties of stress on the home straight so if you do need help, please, please, please ask for it. In my joy of these events I share with you all my best wishes and our craft and all of you remain the subject of my prayers.
Brother Rev. Robert Craig