It has occurred to me recently how much is asked of the Master of the Lodge, from keeping a budget to ensuring a high caliber of degree work. From trying to keep Meetings relevant and interesting to greeting visiting Brothers and new friends. As I pondered these responsibilities, that I freely accepted, I was pleasantly greeted by the warm embrace of what to me completely represents the ” Beneficent influence of the Craft “. I have not felt overwhelmed, out of my depth or grasping beyond my means.
No my Brothers, it has been an experience quite to the contrary. The support, friendship and sublime goodwill that have been extended to me from all of you not only bolsters my resolve, but, most certainly ingrains upon me the importance of our Tenets in today’s world. I am humbled by your acquaintance and blessed by your friendship.
Patrick Welsh W.M.