Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tolerance Awareness Tuesday

40 years ago, Brother Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin was on the moon, along with Neil Armstrong. The photo was taken seven months earlier by the crew of Apollo 8.

Contemplating this poignant photo reminds me of the song, popular a few years ago, "From a Distance." The earth looks so fragile and beautiful, hanging in space, that a person must wonder how its inhabitants can waste time hating another person just because he calls the Grand Architect by a different name.

Masons should try to look at "the big picture" once in awhile to remind ourselves to put the petty differences and beliefs in perspective.