- From: Torence <torenceake@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 09:30:18 CST
Congratulations Gama on putting your group together. In America, we
often take for granted the Five Freedoms, Speech and Expression,
Freedom to Assemble, Freedom to Worship as a Man or Woman chooses to
do so, Freedom from Want and Freedom from Fear; and I personally pray
that you too are enabled to enjoy these five essential vitals.
In my usual vocation, I am involved with a diverse group of
people who happen to be employed here in America. In the 432 stores
that I work in, 128 different countries are represented; and it is a
perk of my employment to be able to note how for each of them,
tradition, hard work and honor translate into meaningful advancement,
no matter the source, both from a personal and a social standpoint.
In your situation, I am curious how your families are affected by
what you men do with the tools of FreeMasonry. Is it a help or a
Most jurisdictions here do not recognize Masonic Groups organized
under Grand Orients or the Rites. The division has been defined for us
that the three principle degrees in Masonry, Entered Apprentice,
Fellow Craft and Master Mason, must be the sole purview of the
Symbolic or Blue Lodges, and that the Rites can only govern the other
degrees. Recently, I wrote what is now ?the Royal Arch? degrees were
originally also done in Craft lodges and my personal conviction that
Symbolic or Blue Lodges should at their discretion be able to employ
them if they choose to do so.
There are so many walls between men. Isn?t it wonderful how as
individuals we can tear them down and put in place new edifices that
suit us and no others?
Torence Evans Ake
Senior Deacon ? Auburn Park Lodge No. 789 ? Crete, Illinois
PM ? Arcadia Lodge No. 1138 ? Lansing, Illinois
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