On and off the Square

The Square has special significance for the Order of the Amaranth. In Amaranth the four principles of our Order are defined by truth, faith, wisdom and charity. We strive to live by these virtues both within our Courts and in our wider communities.

In this series of weekly posts I’d like to pick up on thoughts about one or another of these four principles.

Let’s start the conversation going by talking about ‘wisdom’. There’s a verse of scripture in Ecclesiastes (4:10) sometimes called the Book of Wisdom that gives us some good advice for both on or off the square - “let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another”.

Wisdom and good advice about our purpose, our motivation, how we live, and our relationship with each other. The ancient symbol of the Bee and Beehive has something to say about all this – bees live in community, they have a purpose, they support one another and they produce sweet honey and so much more.

Q: What did the good bee say to the naughty bee?
A: Bee-hive yourself!

And that’s good advice too!