Mechanic Day 2016

Guest Speaker Remarks
Lionel Arzu, Ombudsman of Belize
Saint Joseph Anglican Church
George Price St., Punta Gorda Town
September 11, 2016

Theme: “Mechanics Day, Rising Star of Toledo, Lodge No. 7 and Star of Toledo Chapter No. 8”

Good Morning to everyone present here this morning. My special salutations go to Mr. Delmar Moguel and Mr. Roy Gutierrez the illustrative Grand and Secretary of the Rising Star of Toledo, Lodge No. 7 and Star of Toledo, Chapter No. 8 respectively. Also let me salute all the Mechanics of the rising star of Toledo, lodge No. 7 and Chapter No. 8 who have deemed it fit in their wealth of knowledge, to invite me as a guest speaker on the celebration of Two Hundred and fifty Nine (259th) year of this friendly society. I am really humbled and grateful for being invited to address this noble assembly of people who constitute a cesspool of knowledge. I salute you Hon. Floyd Lino, Rev Lorna Sampson, invited guests, ladies and gentlemen.

A pleasant good morning once again.

A day set aside as Mechanic Day such as today the 11th Day of September 2016 is cyclical. When the clocks have been synchronized, all Mechanics throughout the Northern and Southern Hemisphere of the world are celebrating at this hour. Far beyond the realm of the Earthly existence, today is also being celebrated.

Therefore ladies and gentlemen you should be able to share in my gratitude for being lucky to be present here today. The great Geometrician in his infinite mercy has allowed us to be a witness to this occasion and for this we thank him. We also thank him for allowing us to receive his virtues, values and a tradition that is enviable.

Mechanism is rooted in the spirit of service and support and care giving to our fellow humans who are sick in their times of need. Moreover, it also aims to encourage and lift each other up in all our endeavors. Today is a day to thank God the Omniscience, Omnipotent and the Almighty for his blessings and mercy showered on us during the past year. It is also proper to seize this opportunity to seek God’s protection and direction as we journey through life.

In the spirit of this Year’s Mechanic Day Celebration of “Ten Points of Lights” it is imperative for all of us to continue to seek knowledge until eternity. This is because the Ten Points of Lights are path ways to knowledge that illuminate the darkness of ignorance and the lack of self-awareness. The Ten Points of lights is an eternal journey in the pursuit of knowledge and spiritual self-actualization. As we continue to celebrate today, we should not forget to thank God for his goodness and mercy because the bible says in Psalms 136; verse 1 and I quote “O give thanks unto the lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever.” Those who give thanks receive God’s blessings in abundance.

It is in light of this that I implore each and every one of us present here today to seek knowledge of the Great Geometrician in the hope of receiving blessings, guidance and direction on every thought and action of ours.

I wish all Mechanics all over the world and most especially the rising star of Toledo Lodge No. 7 and Star of Toledo Chapter No. 8 a grand Mechanics Day.

Thank you and may God shower his blessings upon you all.