Article (2/1/18)

Nobles,

I would like to congratulate Illustrious Sir Greg Williams and I look forward to working with him throughout the coming year. I would also like to thank David McMillan for his service and dedication to the temple.

There is a full year of fun and activities planned and we would certainly love to see everyone at the temple events. Check the calendar, visit the website, and listen for the robo-calls for details of the upcoming events.

As Shriners we are titled as Nobles and I often wondered why we were addressed as such. So, I did a little research and found the following definition.

Noble - high-minded, magnanimous, suggest moral excellence and high ideals. Noble implies superior moral qualities and an exalted mind, character, or spirit that scorns the petty, base, or dishonorable: a noble sacrifice.

I think this definition exemplifies exactly what we should strive for as Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. As Masons, we know that each of us has proven our desire for moral excellence, high ideals, and an exalted character. We should be willing to set aside our petty differences and come together in brotherhood to work for our Temple and our Children. To make that “Noble Sacrifice” for those less fortunate. Not because we anticipate compensation or reciprocation, but because we are dedicated to doing what is right.

I thank each and every Shriner for their work and dedication and for being a Noble.

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” George Washington.

God Bless

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