When Labour is done for the love of pure Labour,
The Labour is sweet to enjoy and to savor.
When Labour is done for the want of Reward,
The Labour is weighty, the bane of one’s Lord.
The Stone which the Builders rejected outright,
Was quickly dispatched and then thrown out of sight,
It was the keystone that the Temple had needed,
And Solomon’s Temple with that was completed.
O Lord let my work be done not for favor,
But love of the Craft, should bring forth that Labour.
My work, may it be, like that awesome keystone,
Though spurned at first sight, but was later enthroned.
W. Bro. Ronald P. Ng
18th Sept. 2005