The common man may have been told he is zealous if he is devoted to a hobby or activity to the exclusion of other considerations. For example, fans of a sport might be zealous as their favourite team competes for a championship and go so far as to be rowdy! But being told to act with zeal?
This is an expression used within our tyled recesses and might cause concern to he who hears it for the first time.
How is a Mason to act with zeal? By the example of others we know that the observant Mason demonstrates zeal for our Fraternity by developing the fundamental principles or tenets of the Order within himself, by learning and practicing the leadership skills inherent in each Office or Chair, by promoting the happiness of his fellow creatures, and by advancing the cause of good.