More Light – July 5, 2010

Mehr Licht!
More Light!
Number 285 – July 05, 2010

Dear Masonic Student,

Brother Glenn Kiecker, a member of our Education Committee for the Grand Lodge of MN sent me a link to a very good You Tube Video on Masonic Education. You may enjoy viewing it, here it is; http://www.youtube.com/user/Thebackyardfreemason#p/a/u/0/7RQGu4bksmQ

Also as a reminder: Mehr Licht distributes information that Masons might like to see. Most of these issues contain information provided by others that I come across, which I think Masons will enjoy reading – some contain my writings, but not many. I found the following on The Masonic Poetry Society web site. I hope you enjoy it. – Ed

Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge

Author Unknown

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge and all of the others, including Love.

One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink so all repaired to their boats and left.

Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to persevere until the last possible moment. When the island was almost sinking, Love decided to ask for help.

Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said, “Richness, can you take me with you?” Richness answered, “No, I can’t. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place for you.”

Love decide to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel, “Vanity, please help me!” “I can’t help you Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat,” Vanity answered.

Sadness was close by, so Love asked for help, “Sadness, let me go with you.” “Oh… Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!”

Happiness passed by Love too, but she was so happy that she did not even hear when Love called her!

Suddenly, there was a voice, “Come Love, I will take you.” It was an elder. Love felt so blessed and overjoyed that he even forgot to ask the elder her name.

When they arrived at dry land, the elder went her own way. Love realized how much he owed the elder and asked Knowledge, another elder,- “Who helped me?” “It was Time,” – Knowledge answered. – “Time?” – Asked Love. But why did Time help me?

Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered, “Because only Time is capable of understanding how great Love is”.

Words to live by: “No man has ever knelt at our Altar of Obligation and arose the same man.”

By Ken Baril – Worshipful Brother Ken is a new member of our Grand Lodge Education Committee – welcome Brother Ken.

To view and participate in this week’s Masonic Monday Question, please go to http://www.lodgebuilder.org  and click on the Lodge Education forum, or  http://halpaus.blogspot.com/  When you have an answer, send it to masonicmonday@gmail.com The Masonic Monday Question for the week of 07-05-10 is:  Who was the youngest Marine to receive the Medal of Honor in World War II? And, What Lodge was he a member of?

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