MW Bro. Dan Olmsted - May 2021 Musings
|"Dispensing Light through Happiness”|
May is named for the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders,” who were celebrated during this month. Maia was considered a nurturer and an earth goddess, which may ex-plain the connection with this spring-month. May Day is celebrated on May 1 to mark the return of spring.
Brethren: March went out like a lion, and we hope that April showers/snow will bring us flowers in May. This has been quite the roller coaster ride this past year. I thought I could start relaxing the guidelines for meetings and ritual work but the third wave with variants has hit us. We can see the finish line but we cannot be tempted to try and take a shortcut. I sure hope that everyone will be able to be vaccinated by June and maybe we can return to activities as normal this fall. Be patient and please remember that Freemasonry begins in your heart. Fellowship and Brotherly Love are first lessons of the Craft. We do not need to be in a tiled lodge to practice fellowship or express brotherly love.