In looking for a topic for tonight’s Masonic Minute, I happened upon an article written over 100 years ago in the “The Gavel and Freemasonry’s Journal” entitled, What Freemasonry Teaches Me.
This past weekend we held a joint Lodge Picnic and Open House. During the afternoon we had, according to my count 3 individuals come to the Lodge and express interest in Masonry.
Someday you may be asked the question by a Mason, who you do not know, “Are you are a Traveling Man”? The reference is as old as the Craft of Masonry.
When a new candidate is I placed in the northeast corner for the lecture, the reason is explained, but I feel that many times, the reason for the placement is overlooked or forgotten.
In closing a Master Masons Lodge, one of the questions the Worshipful Master asks of the Senior Warden is what induced him to become a Master Mason. The answer is one of the basics of our Masonic Craft.
Over the past two months, we reviewed the first two principal tenets of Masonry. These were Love and Relief. Tonight we will look at the third tenant – Truth.
In November I started a series of three Masonic Minutes that will remind us the core reasons why we became members of this fraternity.
With a simple oath and charge we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings. I appreciate the opportunity to serve you in this chair for the up-coming year as President of the Masters, Wardens, and Secretaries Association of the 14th Districts.
Tonight I want to start a series of three Masonic Minutes that will remind us the core reasons why we became members of this fraternity.
So many times we seem to look at Ritual Work as not being that important and that is doesn’t have to be done that well.