“Remember that in leaving the outer world and passing the portal of the Lodge into the world within, all values change, all questions, and even all sense of personality should cease. You become engaged not in a personal task but in a common fraternal work before God, in whose sight all are equal and who will act through such instruments as seem good to Him. Therefore ‘let him that is greatest among you be as he that is least’; it may well be that the apparently least among us is often likely to be the more efficient workman.
These, I know, are lofty ideals, largely impracticable at the moment, and I have no wish to alienate any Brother’s interest in the Craft by imposing a standard beyond his present capacity and desire. Yet Brethren to whom the idea appeals, and to whom it is both desirable and practicable, might unite in meeting with the intention of conforming to it, and here and there even a small new Lodge might be formed for that special purpose...”
- Bro∴ Walter Leslie Wilmshurst