HOW DOES FREEMASONRY MAKE GOOD MEN
Making good men better is to extract
the essence of the Masonic experience.
The ritual and ceremony serve to
convey and teach certain moral lessons and elevate the
individuals to a position higher than themselves. The
lessons are things you have likely already heard or have
learned in a moral society. What makes them unique to
Freemasonry is that they are presented in a specific
format and context. We have come to realize, during the
time we have been members of this grand fraternity that
we have met men we would have never met otherwise. We
had the opportunity to get to know these men, not by
their looks or touch, but by their hearts, minds and
We have met numerous men who have
truly touched our hearts in many ways. We have learned
through their example to be more compassionate, more
understanding, more forgiving, more sincere, and above
all, more loving. None of these men has an uncharitable
disposition; therefore, they are all true Masons.
Masonry strives to teach its members that it would be
great if we could convey this message throughout the
whole world in ways we have never thought possible. We
look to build on the positive example of others and
bring those virtues, which are beneficial to them and to
No man is perfect, and we are taught
that the lodge is a moral workshop in which the rough
ashlar is to be polished for use and beauty. If our
lodges had been too exacting, none of us would have
gained admission. As Masons, we should treat those
brothers who have unfavorable and irritable traits, not
with bitterness, nor with good-natured easiness, not
with worldly indifference, nor with philosophic
coldness, but with pity, patience and loving kindness.
We are taught that we should attempt to see the best in
our Brethren, to cast the best light on their actions,
to see them and to hear their words in the most positive
light, in the most charitable light. We are also taught
to have a benevolent goodwill toward, or love, for
humanity and be lenient in our judgement of others.
It behooves us to put ourselves under
the spell of all the influences God is using for the
making of man, among which the spirit of Masonry is one
of the gentlest, wisest and most benign. As Master
Masons, we have learned the Five Points of Fellowship,
and these lessons should be foremost in our minds.
This is how we as
Masons, “Make Good Men Better!”
part by S.K. Baril, Past Master of Temple Lodge #16, A.F.&
A.M., Cheshire Ct. Taken from www.MasonicFind.com
R.W. John R. Bradshaw, PSGD, W.M.
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