Brethren:
There is a man, a brother among us, with a quiet demenor and a strong voice. He guides us in straight paths in the direction he truly feels we should follow. He is a leading force with the inner strength that elicits confidence, without implied or underlying demanding ideas. We follow him for his forgiving personality. There have been a few times when he has had “a bone to pick with me” and the matter was resolved with a celeritous resolve.
There are many of us who have not had the experience of knowing this man and brother, even in the slight personal history with him that has been our privilege to have. This man is the epitome of the Master Mason line which goes “to your superiors, kindness and condescension”; but he radiates this lesson down, rather than expecting the obeisance coming up to him.