Grand Chaplain’s Message
On June 30, 2019, I was installed as Grand Chaplain of the State of Louisiana and as the jewel placed on my neck I was humbled to have the opportunity to serve our wonderful fraternity. One of my favorite passages of scripture came to mind.
1 Peter 5: 5-7.
5In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” 6Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
The Apostle Peter refers to the garment of a servant or slave and calls all men to commit to service to the Supreme Architect of the Universe. We are each blessed with a certain set of gifts and skills but we can never fully reach our highest potential until we place all that we are into the hands of Almighty God. He will fill us with His wisdom and strength. He will fill in the gaps in our character. He will prove His greatness in how exalts the one who trusts in Him.
I thank Most Worshipful Grand Master Steve Pence and my brother Masons for the chance to serve. I look forward to seeing all the ways God will strengthen us as men and Masons and how He will bless our fraternity as we humbly serve Him.
Grand Chaplain Dennis F. Snoddy