Sunday, May 4, 2008
What is Masonry Really All About?
Tonight while doing some "surfing" I ran across a very good article on www.freemasoninformation.com. The article was written by Bro. Patrick O'Neill from Greeley, Colorado. The article is titled "Have we got our priorities right"?
In the article, Bro. O'Neil gives this quote from Charles Clyde Hunt:
"Freemasonry is an organized society of men symbolically applying the principles of operative masonry and architecture to the science and art of character building."
I think this is one of the best quotes that I have ever seen as to what Masonry is really all about. We often forget what Masonry is really supposed to be all about...it is to make ourselves better as human beings and how we relate to our brothers and society in general.
We get so busy studying our ritual books, working on good deeds for our communities, and keeping our buildings up that we often forget to practice what Freemasonry is all about. I have tried to be more conscious of this the past few months, reaching out to my fellow brothers and their families in times of need. I feel that is really something that a lot of brothers of this gentle craft don't practice as earnest as we should.
I encourage each of you who read this to go out and read Bro. O'Neill's article. What he says in his article is really what our brothers who are coming into our fraternity are in search of today.