Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Do It Anyway

I was at a Jobie meeting the other night when the Librarian for her report used this poem: 

Do It Anyway
Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Station and Places: Intro

In my Intro thread, I discussed the various positions I hold within the Craft. To better understand the duties, roles, responsibilities, and history of my offices I'm starting a series of threads on them.

In the following days I will discuss the following offices:
  • Blue Lodge: Tyler, Deacons, Wardens, and Master
  • Royal Arch: Excellent High Priest and Royal Arch Captain
  • Council: Captain of the Guard and Principal Conductor of the Work
  • Commandery: Wardens
  • York Rite College: Seneschal, Preceptor, Marshall, and Primate