To Be One, Ask One

To Be One, Ask One

From the East – November 2023

Greetings Brethren,

The symbolic supports of Freemasonry, Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty, continue to offer valuable insights and guidance in the modern world. They call upon us to be lifelong learners, to cultivate inner strength, and to seek the true beauty that resides in ethical living and service to humanity.

Wisdom represents the intellectual and moral knowledge that one must ac-quire throughout life’s journey. In the modern era, the pursuit of wisdom re-mains as relevant as ever. In a world inundated with information and rapid technological advancements, the ability to discern right from wrong, to think critically, and to make informed decisions is paramount. Wisdom, in this context, encourages us to seek enlightenment, foster a spirit of curiosity, and engage in continuous learning. By doing so, we equip ourselves to navigate the complexities of the modern world with clarity and insight.

Strength extends beyond physical prowess. It signifies inner strength, moral courage, and the fortitude to stand firm in the face of adversity. In today’s fast-paced and often tumultuous society, the concept of strength becomes increasingly pertinent. Challenges, both personal and collective, demand resilience and the ability to overcome obstacles. Strength, as taught by Freemasonry, inspires individuals to embrace their inner power, uphold their convictions, and contribute to the betterment of their communities. In this sense, it is a reminder that true strength lies not in domination but in the capacity to endure and uplift others.

Beauty is more than mere aesthetics; it encompasses harmony, balance, and the pursuit of an aesthetic soul. The concept of Beauty resonates deeply in modern life, where the pursuit of a meaningful and fulfilling existence has never been more relevant. In an age marked by the relentless pursuit of material gain, Freemasonry’s emphasis on Beauty encourages individuals to find purpose and meaning beyond the sur-face. It calls for a life marked by ethical conduct, a commitment to justice, and a dedication to the well-being of society as a whole. In modern times, Beauty serves as a reminder that true fulfillment is found in contributing to the greater good and creating a world of harmony and balance.

In a world that often seems fragmented and fast-paced, these principles offer a timeless foundation for our personal growth, community engagement, and the pursuit of a life rich in meaning and purpose. Freemasonry’s enduring wisdom in this regard serves as a testament to the enduring relevance of its core values in our contemporary lives.

WM Rigil Abellanosa