A New Year

As you set forth your plan for the New Year, please consider adding these Resolutions to your list:

  • Further your Masonic education. Read more about masonry. We have plenty of great books in our lodge library!
  • Improve your ritual work. Join us each Monday as the brothers meet to teach and learn our work.
  • Make an effort to attend Masonic funeral services. The families request a masonic funeral service because Freemasonry obviously meant a lot to the deceased Brother & his family. Make an extra effort to show them that it means a lot to you as well.
  • Help aid and assist those in need. Specifically, ask the Senior Warden of our lodge if there is a member, widow, or other person that you could keep in contact with and help when necessary.
  • Show brotherly love to all mankind. It is our duty to convince the world of the greater good of masonry through our deeds and actions.

Here is a final thought for the New Year from Brother Theodore Roosevelt:

35_tr“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails Daring Greatly so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.”

– Bro. Theodore Roosevelt
26th President of the United States
Matinecock Lodge No. 806 F.& A.M., Oyster Bay, NY, USA