The Silent Summons

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by S.Courtemanche, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. S.Courtemanche

    S.Courtemanche Premium Member

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    Some of you may have seen this in the past

    The Silent Summons Author Unknown
    A member of a certain Lodge, who previously attended meetings regularly, stopped going. After a few months, the Worshipful Master decided to visit him. It was a chilly evening, and the Worshipful Master found his brother at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason for the Worshipful Master's visit, the brother welcomed him, led him to a comfortable chair near the fireplace and waited. The Worshipful Master made him self comfortable, but said nothing. In the grave silence, he contemplated the dance of the flames around the burning logs. After several minutes, the Worshipful Master took the fire tongs, carefully picked up a brightly burning ember and placed it to one side of the hearth, all alone. Then he sat back in his chair, still silent. His host watched all of this in quiet contemplation. As the one, lone ember's flame flickered and diminished, there was a momentary glow, and its fire was no more. Soon, it was cold and dead. Not a word had been spoken since the initial greeting. The Worshipful Master glanced at his watch and chose this time to leave. He slowly stood up, picked up the cold, dead ember, and placed it back in the middle of the fire. Immediately, it began to glow once more, with all the light and warmth of the burning coals around it. As the Worshipful Master reached the door to leave, his host said, with a tear running down his cheek, "Thank you so much for your fiery summons, my brother. I'll be back in our Lodge next meeting."
     
  2. Michaelstedman81

    Michaelstedman81 Premium Member

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    Wow. That was really neat. Wish we could figure out who wrote that.
     
  3. S.Courtemanche

    S.Courtemanche Premium Member

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    Mike this came from your mother lodge Mt. Hiram #595 Trestle Board Monthly Newsletter, from Bro Chenoweth. I received it on digits from my Mentor Bro Gurnet (Salado WM).
     
  4. K.S.

    K.S. Registered User

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    Do you mind if I submit this for print in my lodges trestleboard next month?
     
  5. S.Courtemanche

    S.Courtemanche Premium Member

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    K.S. Not at all I also received it off of a trestleboard - have at it!!
     

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