Wardens and Brethren,
I hope everyone has been keeping safe and healthy. I was really hoping to have a physical lodge meeting for June, but as of this writing the sanctions set by the Governor and the Grand Master have not been lifted yet.
Speaking of the Grand Master, it was quite interesting to view Most Worshipful Grand Master Gary Kaufman installed via zoom. I have all the faith in our Grand Master that he will lead us forward through these trying times just as MW Ken Poyten has. Most Worshipful Gary has set forth a set of guidelines in his Grand Master's Protocol which has a few new takeaways. I Sent it out via the Franklin Google Group and would advise all to give it a read though.
Like every month, we will still be opening at the usual time of 7pm, I would encourage all to join the zoom meeting 10-15 minutes early. The work of the evening will be a brief discussion on the coming months of Franklin Lodge as well as a presentation by Masonic artist Ryan J. Flynn, called "The Path of the Craftsman” - The Middle Chamber lecture is one of the most misunderstood pieces of Masonic Ritual. When we look at it in a symbolic light, we can discover speciﬁc instructions on how to approach life in a manner that generates direction and growth. Together we will go through these philosophical lessons hinted at in the Middle Chamber lecture and discuss how we can apply these lessons into our own lives and grow as Masons.
Due to the nature of this discussion of this presentation, it is restricted to FC and MM.
May the Blessings of Heaven rest upon us,
Franklin Lodge #20
Monthly Message from Master of Franklin Lodge #20