You were promised philosophy.
You were promised a mystic tie.
You were promised a brotherhood on man.
But what did you get? Arguments about raising the dues by four bucks? Whether you should buy totes from Walmart or Home Depot? Presentations about George Washington?
When the final gavel drops, every brother runs to their car so fast, they leave little brother-shaped clouds behind them like a Road Runner cartoon.
Is this all there is?
No lodge is perfect, but all lodges can be improved. Rather than sit on the sidelines and watch the decay, you can lead the effort to improve. Here are some resources.
Practical Freemasonry: The Book
Freemasonry geared toward self-improvement must always start with a basic understanding of our Working Tools. And not understood as antiquated axioms like treat people equally and mean people suck.
The tools have deeper, symbolic meanings and can be implemented in specific ways. Secure your own masonic oxygen mask first, then you can help those around you.
The Practicing Freemason Newsletter
Light fades. Change the bulb regularly.
Our newsletter is a once-per-month kit for lodge brotherhood. Each issue contains a lecture, discussion talking points, and ideas to enrich you lodge and your masonic experience.
Rebuild your lodge education with a monthly lecture.
It’s all the small things
Brotherhood is built, and dismantled, one stone block at a time. The little things we do, or don’t do, signal to our brothers what kind of fraternity we are.