Greetings from the East!

Within Freemasonry, April is often seen as a time of reflection and renewal, mirroring the rebirth of nature as flowers bloom and the earth awakens from its winter slumber. This symbolism of growth and transformation aligns with Freemasonry’s emphasis on personal development and enlightenment. How can we make good men better? This question can be answered differently by anyone you ask. But by reminding an erring Brother of his failings, and always being ready to befriend and assist one another, we make us, as a whole. stronger.

In addition to its historical significance, April’s association with Freemasonry underscores our Fraternity’s enduring commitment to fostering positive change in the world. The positive change starts with us individually and making sure that we extend love and generosity to everyone. Through charitable works, mentorship programs, and community outreach initiatives, we strive to make a meaningful impact on society, embodying the principles of Brotherly love, relief, and truth. We are all at different stages on our journey. So, it is imperative to remember that you have walked the same path as millions before you throughout centuries. They have been judged, as will you, not by wealth and honors, but by humility and sincerity.

Ultimately, the correlation between April and Freemasonry speaks to the timeless pursuit of enlightenment and progress. Just as the changing seasons usher in a new chapter of growth and renewal, so too does Freemasonry inspire us to embrace change as a catalyst for prosperity and positive transformation, both within ourselves, and in the world around us.

My Brothers, I leave you with this…

“Freemasonry has no dogma or theology. It offers no sacraments. It teaches that it is important for every man to have a religion of his own choice and to be faithful to it in thought and action. As a result, men of different religions meet in fellowship and brotherhood under the fatherhood of God. I think that a good Mason is made even more faithful to the tenets of his faith by his membership in the Lodge.”
– Brother & Reverend Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

WM Maliek Olden