Loyalty: The word loyalty conjures up thoughts of blind obedience, or following orders whether or not you agree with them. Surprise! That’s exactly what loyalty is. When you pledge your loyalty to a person or a cause, you are committing to stand behind him or the organization (so long as you are not causing harm to yourself) and that loyalty should never be questioned.
Loyalty is essential in relationships, in camaraderie, in war and in peace. We must be loyal to our County, to God, and to the values we hold dear, and especially loyalty to Freemasonry.
It is through this loyal brotherhood that we thrive. As Masons, we know that we can count on each other’s word and deeds – in other words, we can count on their Loyalty.
Here’s to a happy, prosperous, meaningful, and very loyal 2020.
Rob Rappaport, 32°
Master of Kadosh