The Deeper Symbolism of Freemasonry from The Meaning of Masonry by Walter Leslie Wilmshurst.

“He sees that difficulty, adversity and persecution serve a beneficent purpose. These are his ‘wages’: and he learns to accept them ‘without scruple and without diffidence, knowing that he is justly entitled to them, and from the confidence he has in the integrity’ of that Employer who has sent him into this far-off world to prepare the materials for building the temple of the heavenly city.” [via]