20120127From the East

Advent – what does it mean? Is it synonymous to Christmas? Or Hanukah? Literally, it means “watchful waiting” (Latin “adventus”to come.) For Christians, it means the coming of the Messiah; for Jews, it means getting ready for the coming of the Savior. As we move into “watchful waiting”, let us focus of what this really means to us. Our lectures in the degrees constantly point to whom we should be focusing on. We must continually learn what values to develop and virtues to learn. And in the wake of Thanksgiving Day, to always be thankful to the Source and Giver of Life.
There is always the commercial aspect of our celebrations that often distracts us from focusing on the Way, the Truth and the Life. Let us, as one body, resolve to keep the reason for the season.