2018 Chief Rabban
Nobles, remember that special person who guided you through your early Masonic and Shrine years? That man who took you under his wing, encouraged you to become active, and answered your non-stop questions. Most every one of us has had a mentor that we respected so much that we worked extra hard just to keep from disappointing them.
I would like to encourage everyone to participate in mentoring. If you’re a relatively new noble, seek out an “experienced” member to help conduct you through your early Shrine education, and if you’re a seasoned veteran, look for those new nobles and offer to share your knowledge.
We should make all new nobles feel like they belong. Engage them early, keep them active, and prepare them to take our place in the future.
“Do not pray for easy lives; pray to be strong men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be a miracle. Every day you shall wonder at yourself, at the richness of life which has come to you by the grace of God.” - Phillips Brooks