The Masonic Mouse


 The only end to the human problem is love. The only end to war is love. The only end to family discords and hates is love. The only solution to every uncertainty that plagues us today among nations and individuals, the only thing that can lead to honesty, integrity and honor in world affairs and in the development of our own characters, is that we shall learn how to love. In order that we may learn to love, we must learn to discover in everything around us that we are in the presence of an eternal love that is so great and so wise that there is no place in it for hate. We find understanding, courage, wisdom, insight by uniting our own small affection with that vast affection which is the infinite itself. We understand God only by love. In its highest expression, love means not that we will be happy, but that we shall give happiness; we must learn to love change, and then its pain is no more. We shall learn to love the comings and goings of things, because these are a part of life. In the springtime we must love the bursting forth of the twigs and branches and buds upon the trees; in summer we must learn to love the great fields of yellow grain; in autumn we must learn to love the changing of colors and the falling of the leaves; and in winter we must learn to love the snow and the bare branches which symbolize death. We must learn to find beauty in all these changes. We must find the love of God in that which God gives, and we must find the love of God in that which God taketh away. Beyond our small decisions and our little judgments, there is this infinite love that takes all things to itself. All things, in their proper time, return to the heart of God.

 Manly Palmer Hall

Submitted by: Brother John Logan Parsons III

Previous articles

April 2014 - The Mystery Schools
March 2014 - Restating The Theory Of Education
February 2014 - The Purification of the Mind
December 2013 - The Wisdom of the Knowing Ones
November 2013 - Ten Symbolic Aphorisms of Pythagoras
August 2013 - When is a man a Mason?
July 2013 - Masonic Reveries
June 2013 - Fellowcraft’s Song
April 2013 - Friend and Brother
February 2013 - Of Truth
January 2013 - In Search of the Baptist
December 2012 - Man’s Prison Cell
November 2012 - “We Are Two Brothers”
October 2012 - Warmth and Welcome
August 2012 - An Ancient Masonic Song
July 2012 - The Dionysiac Architects
June 2012 - Masonic Thoughts
May 2012 - I Sat in Lodge with You
January 2012 - The Silent Summons
November 2011 - King Soloman’s Temple
September 2011 - Thoughts of a Mason’s Wife
August 2011 - Echoes
June 2011 - Truth
April 2011 - The Working Tools
February 2011 - Wisdom, Strength and Beauty
January 2011 - Man - the Builder
December 2010 - Our Brethren At The Front
November 2010 - Presenting The Lambskin Apron-
September - 2010 The Building Code
August 2010 - Echoes

July 2010 - The Statue of Liberty
June 2010- Masonic Brotherhood
April 2010 - Warmth of Masonry
October 2009- Building
September 2009 - Masonic Badge of Honor
August 2009 - The White Leather Apron
June 2009- the Little Lodge Of Long Ago
April 2009 - Friendship
March 2009 - The Man In The Hat
January 2009 - Truth
December 2008 - What Are You worth?
November 2008 - Masonry Belongs To All Time
July 2008 - The White Lamb Skin Apron
May 2008 - The Road of Masonry
March 2008 - The Trowel
January 2008 - Masonic Charity
November 2007 - The Masonic Ring
October 2007 - What Makes a Mason?
June 2007 - Why Men Go to Lodge Part I
April 2007 - Masonic Tenents
March 2007 - Guilds
December 2006 - The Mystic Art
November 2006 - The Square
October 2006 - The Road of Masonry
August 2006 - The Teachings of Masonry
June 2006 - The Candidate
May 2006 - The Good Word
March 2006 - Are You A Mason?
February 2006 - Brother Among Us
January 2006 - The Masonic Fraternity
December 2005 - The Member Who Never Came Back
November 2005 - Masonic Badge of Honor
July 2005 - Hiram Poem
June 2005 - Working Tools of a Steward