Cryptic Masons
O God, teach us to serve others in our communities and beyond with love and compassion.
In Your name we pray, Amen.
Grand Chaplain's Weekly Message
Grab a Broom
January 27, 2008
My Companion,

We all travel through life in a very hurried pace.  Sometimes we can attend religious services, sometimes, we cannot.  However, we can always take a few minutes to thank God for allowing us to be here, and to serve our respective Grand Bodies.
Scripture Lesson
Read Ecclesiastes 11:5-6

I began work when I was fourteen. Dad said, "Son, never stand around. When things are slow, grab a broom." This proved to be good, practical advice. As in my experience on my first job, within the church and in our communities there are numerous positions for faithful "broom ministers." These may be unspectacular, but those who do the jobs are important. Without such volunteers church life and community organizations would be seriously weakened. When the role they fulfill is neglected, for whatever reason, their worth becomes more apparent.

God doesn't want us to stand around as though there is nothing to be done within our church or community. Conversely, God has something for each of us to do. In the doing we express faithfulness to God and to God's calling. This is especially true when the work is unseen or perhaps unglamorous. But as Jesus said, "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much" (Luke 16:10).

Let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up.
- Galatians 6:9

Give yourself fully to the work of the Lord.
May YHShVH Bless and Keep You,

Ron Blaisdell, M:. I:. P:. G:. M:.
Illustrious Grand Chaplain
Grand Council R&SM of Florida
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