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Not just a statement loaded like an AK47. Hopefully.

June 21, 2010

“Masons always rise to the occasion.”

Thus spake Florida’s new Grand Master, J. Dick Martinez, in his post-181st Annual Grand Communication address. 

http://www.glflamason.org/grandlodge/GMletter.html

Per Martinez:

We are experiencing the best exposure our Fraternity has ever enjoyed. We are in the spotlight with all the movies, books and television documentaries that are very positive. We are having a great influx of young men who are not only curious about our great Fraternity but, they also want to attain the knowledge we have to offer mankind.

(Agreed.  Now is the time to separate fact from the influx of fiction, fantasy, and felonious fraud. )

Martinez proposes:

Brethren, we have much to accomplish, I feel certain we can and will attain all of our goals. However, no one can do this alone. I’m asking for your help and assistance.

It starts with one man in one Lodge, that leads to two men in two Lodges and it will grow to the District, Zone and State levels. Let us, all of us, commit to resurrecting our Fraternity to the heights it has enjoyed in the past.

Let us commit to PERFECTION and shoot for PERFECTION, because if we don’t shoot for PERFECTION we will settle for less than mediocrity, and that my Brothers is not acceptable for ANY MASON!!

(“How Freemasonry Is Relevant Today” supports this stance:

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-freemasonry-is-still-relevant-today.navId-323316.html?print=true )

Concluding the Masonic battle cry is the charge:  

“We need not be the one’s who ask “what happened!”, or those who ask “what’s happening!”

BUT THE ONES WHO SAY “WE’RE GOING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!”

My Brothers MASONS ALWAYS RISE TO THE OCCASION”!!!  

Thus spake Florida’s new Grand Master, J. Dick Martinez. 

And in the words of Master Thespian Judge Reinhold in a striking turn as Brad Hamilton in the ’80’s cinematic classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High:

“Learn it, know it, live it.” 

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