Rising Sun Lodge #2

Norfolk, VA, F. & A.M., Inc. EST. 1845

The harvest is plenty - But the workers are few.

 

     Have you ever stood and thought to yourself where have all the workers gone? Have you seen the harvest flourish,

 

 looking full and bountiful with no one there to toil in the field? God continues to give, while we wait for someone else to

 

reap the blessings that he meant for us. We ask of him and he provides to us what we desire within due bounds,

 

understand what is meant by due bounds. He allows what it is that we need to fulfill the mission set forth for us and no

 

more. Why would he do this you may ask? I would think it is because before you can claim dominion over the mountain you

 

must first be able to move the bolder. We have sat as did the kings of old living on the legacy of others hard work and

 

dedication. The store house was full yet the people were hungry. To be effective today we must now more so than ever

 

before train, maintain, and sustain. There can be no more excuses for failure. There can be no more contemplation about if

 

we are responsible for being our brother’s keepers. We have before us  a challenge that is great. Our actions, work, and

 

fortitude will be tested in these days to come. With everything that is in question today, the church, god, the very family

 

structure its self, decency and morality just to name a few how my brothers HOW I ask can there be so few workers? The

 

fields of morality are barren, the seeds of justice and righteous are in sparring quantity, and I ask you now where are the

 

workers? The hot sun beats down on this life killing all that is within its rays because no one wishes to cultivate, irrigate, and

 

dedicate. Our children are under attack by a clear and present enemy yet no one wishes to confront this menace. There is

 

but one action that can and must be taken, that action my brothers is to erase the lines of difference and ideological

 

influences drawn in the sand so many years ago for reasons today we cannot justify. We must realize that each one of rises

 

to the same demoralizing life as the homeless if we choose to walk by them and not offer our assistance in some way

 

shape or form. Theirs is a life of survival ours is a false reality of waiting for someone else to complete the work and then

 

believing that from our past deeds our place in the kingdom is set. It is not so my brothers. How many times will the eyes of

 

the blind be made to see, and the voices of the mute be heard once again for us to realize that the work is not done. There

 

are many reasons why some choose not to come to communications, for some it is the complexity of a failing physical form,

 

for others it can be as simple as a loss of interest in our institution. Whatever the reason even for those brothers the work is

 

not done. One must know the reason that he was placed in this organization before he can ever hope to complete his

 

calling. No matter how great or small the work goes noticed, it is needed, and without it the harvest will not go attended to

 

as it should, the uninformed will remain seduced by the darkness of temptation, the destiny of this Lodge will forever be

 

obscured by one predestined event. I say predestined because that is what it was. God makes no mistakes, yet question

 

his judgment. He placed that brother in this lodge for a reason, he offered him two paths the path he choose was one into a

 

felid where at first glance the harvest seemed plentiful, yet once you attempt to work the soil you soon realize this is dead

 

ground and nothing good will grow from it. His fate is not ours to share. We have yet again been given another chance to

 

reap the harvest. We must all and I say ALL start the arduous task of tending to the fields of humanity. We must give our

 

time and energy to those who need it. Once we have shown worthy again of maintaining the crops of creation our bounty

 

will again overflow with blessings.

 

 

 

 

WM. Michael Wilson 6/23/2014.

 

 

First Masonic District of Virginia - MWPHGL of VA, F. & A.M., Inc.