March is upon us, and the inevitable progress towards spring reminds us of all the great times ahead of us. As I look at the near future I see a Game Night at the Lodge (March 9th 7:00 PM) and our ever popular Ballroom Dancing fundraiser (April 13th), benefiting Mariners scholarship fund.
Also March brings us to our annual St. Patrick’s day celebration on March 16th; that annual festival of bagpipes, dancers, corned beef, cabbage, and fellowship that brings us, our families, and friends closer every year..
Regardless of our ages, March and April remind us of the rebirth of Spring, and should encourage each and every one of us to reach out, reengage with our families and friends, and look for opportunities to be of service to our fellow man.
And in honor of March I chose again to turn to Bro. Carl Claudy, for his musing on Brotherly Love:
Brotherly love is not a tangible commodity. We cannot touch it or weigh it, smell it or taste it. Yet it is a reality; it can be creative, it can be fostered, it can be made a dynamic power. The Master who has it in his Lodge and his brethren will find that Lodge and brethren give it back to him. The Master too worried over the cares of his office to express friendliness need never wonder why his Lodge seems too cold to his effort.
Sincerely & Fraternally,
W.M. Joseph Mitchell