This past month, Unity Lodge #18 has had the privilege of raising two brothers to the sublime degree of Master Mason. Congratulations to our newly obligated brothers, Brothers Brad and Casey Colvell. We are excited for your progress and look forward to your continued progress in the lodge and garnering to yourselves the secrets of Masonry.
This coming month we will also participate in the passing of Brother Burk Larson to the Fellow Craft degree, and celebrate his continued progress in the secrets of our fraternity.
We also had the sad privilege of paying our last respects to two of our departed. Members of our lodge participated in a final masonic farewell to our Brother Mel Walker and Brother Carl Jeerings. When listening to the masonic roll of our brothers, and the final tribute of family and friends, we see the incredible contribution these two most excellent brothers gave to the fraternity and to the community. They truly lived well so they could die well, leaving an indelible mark on the world, truly making the world a better place. They lived true to their obligations.
All of these moments and experiences combine to weave a tapestry of life. We sometimes look at individual events as single strings in a tapestry, but we miss the majesty of the whole when we do so. The passing, raising and farewell to brothers who have shared their lives with us; who obligate themselves to making the world a better place, should inspire us to maintain the course and focus on the cause. From the moment of our first initiation in the fraternity, we initiated a search to fill our lives with light, and as the ancient Essenes taught, to become a vessel of light, spreading the light of friendship, brotherly love and compassion to the world at large. Thus we fill the role of a light worker, thus we are true to our obligations as a Mason.
Ken Noorlander WM (435) 229-2083