Ambassadors of Light

Once during medieval times, a division of soldiers was engaged in a mock battle and some of the officers found it necessary to make their headquarters in a masons’ lodge.

The Master of the lodge told his stewards: “Feed them, but only the same simple fare that we eat.”

Because they were accustomed to special treatment, this made the officers angry. One said to the stewards: “Who do you think we are? We are the king’s soldiers, willing to sacrifice our lives for our country. Why don’t you treat us accordingly?”

The Master answered sternly: “Who do you think we are? We are ambassadors of light, working to raise temples to the glory of God.”