Love, Relief, Truth

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
— Laozi, Chapter 64 of the Tao Te Ching

By Steven Moazami, WM

Brothers, Family and Friends,

It was a brisk evening in late January. Fresh snow laid inches upon the ground, adding a muffled quality to the air.
Four men, divested of their normal apparel, huddled next to the warmth emanating from a heater in a quaint bar from a bygone era, on the second floor of a nondescript building, tucked away in downtown Ann Arbor.
Not sure what they were getting themselves into, they were regaled by tales of true Masonry by a gentleman they just met, who had supervised their preparation to receive their first degree.
As this sage silver-haired gentleman recounted stories of how masonry had touched his life and others, their minds were at ease, they knew they were doing the right thing. One by one, they went downstairs and knocked three times.
Thus began my journey into Masonry. The building was Hathaway’s Hideaway, the gentleman was WB Lowell Easton, and the stories he told exemplified the three principal tenets of Freemasonry–brotherly love, relief, and truth.
Now begins a new year and a new chapter.
In my travels in the East, how will I exemplify the three principal tenets?

Brotherly Love - let’s foster an environment of friendship, mutual respect, with opportunities for fun and fellowship.
Relief - let’s be quick to come to the aid of one and another as our cable tows allow.
Truth - let’s endeavor to be true to ourselves, our principles, and act with honesty and transparency.

Come join me this Wednesday January 4, at the first regular of the year, and let’s take the first step of this new journey together.

Sincerely And Fraternally,

Steven Moazami
Worshipful Master



JAN   4 - Regular Communication | Pittsfield Union Grange Hall
JAN 12  - Officer Meeting | TBA
JAN 18 - Special Communication [MM] | Pittsfield Union Grange Hall
JAN 25 - Master’s Table Dinner | TBA