More Light – December 27, 2010

Mehr Licht!
More Light!
Number 310 – December 27, 2010

Dear Masonic Student, this week we have an anonymous poem sent to us by Brother Ken Baril. I think you will enjoy it. – Ed

“A LETTER FROM A MASON’S WIFE”

How many wives of Masons
Have given very much thought,
To the wonderful Biblical lessons
That Masonry has taught?

Have you asked yourself this question?
When you sit alone at night?
While hubby is away at Lodge,
“Is my reasoning wrong or right?”

The nights are lonely and long, I know,
But then this thought occurred to me,
“If my husband wasn’t a Mason,
What kind of man would he be?”

They call us “Masonic Widows,”
I’ve been one for many a year,
I have spoken my piece on lonely nights
And I even berated my hubby dear.

Later, I regretted speaking those words
And with compassion tried to see,
“If my husband wasn’t a Mason,
What kind of man would he be?”

I attempt to be a patient wife,
And while alone I meditate,
I try to see his point of view,
It’s only fair; after all, he is my mate.

I always knew what the situation was
It’s really nothing new,
So why complain after all these years,
I’m sure I speak for each of you.

Many say that men make Masonry
And this I understand.
But deep in my heart I am still convinced,
It’s Masonry that makes the man.

As we journey along life’s highway together,
Finding the inner most dreams of life,
I pray that Masonic ideals keep him the way he is,
Yours truly, a Masons wife.

Words to live by: “you never did hear me tell a joke about any mother-in-law — or any creed, color or religion, either.” Brother Will Rogers

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