Are you a source of light or of darkness? We create our own reality. What we expect from life is what we receive. If we expect and look for the trouble, disagreement, and negativity in situations that is what we are sure to find. If, however, we expect and look for the good, cooperative, and positive outcomes in situations, that is what we will experience.
Life cannot, and does not always go smoothly. We cannot appreciate the good times and the joys that life brings without the rough times and the sadness that must cross our path on occasion. It is our response to these times that defines who we are. It is easy to fall into the trap of negativity or darkness, but, with effort on our part, and the assistance of our brothers, we can instead choose to open our eyes to the light. My brothers, that light is brotherly love. Love is being positive and expecting the best life has to offer.
Love is knowing that where there is hope and understanding, there can be peace and harmony to work together toward a common goal.
Gregory J. Stevens,
Worshipful Master 2016