Master's Message February 2018

Greetings Brethren,

As I acknowledged at our January communication, I’d like to thank the Brethren in the Metro District, and our Brothers from Mount Moriah, for the great attendance at the official visitation of our DDGM, R:.W:. Robert B. Ellston and his Master of Ceremonies W:. Keith P. Moan.

It is important to keep in mind that our greatest strength lies in supporting each other as members of the Craft, both within the Lodges in our communities, in our district and in other jurisdictions. This union in Freemasonry, reinforces that unbreakable bond, which is a single common denominator among our fellows, called Brotherly Love.

Speaking of love, the month of February is quickly approaching, and with it, one of the most commercialized holidays “Valentine’s Day”. With that in mind, I invite you all my Brothers to revisit and reevaluate the importance of our values towards our significant others, spouses, children, and friends. Many will break the bank buying jewelry and flowers to impress their beloveds. Others, will even go as far as making promises that were originally made in the beginning of the romantic stages of the relationship. Growing up as a young man, I heard a song about the importance in the consistency of small details in our day to day lives. It definitely changed the way I see this gift giving custom we are so influenced by. Our partners perceive those details as the ultimate realization of true love, that unconditional love which doesn’t rely on materialistic things or broken promises; but allow the honest communication, by creating spaces where our needs can be expressed, listening with compassionate ears, supporting each other's dreams and aspirations, without getting entangled in our own devotion for one another. The great Lebanese Poet Khalil Gibran wrote in his book: The Prophet, “Let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” Make everyday a “Valentine’s day” my dear Brothers. Our February meeting is scheduled for February 12th. Unfortunately I will not be present at the meeting, as I will be traveling to Colombia with all my family, to visit my Father. The program for the evening will be a “Step up night”.

Our Senior Warden Mike Rogovin will be Acting Master of the Lodge. Lodge will open at 6:30 PM. Dinner will follow at Mon Kou Restaurant, 676 Washington St, Attleboro MA. No reservations are required.

Once again my Brothers, let’s support our Lodge and its members by attending our regular communications. If anyone wants to attend a meeting but needs a ride, please notify the Secretary or myself and we will make arrangements for you to attend.

In gratitude,
Javier R. Alfonzo
Worshipful Master