Not One Person
By Brother Dan Weatherington, from the Masonic e-mail
Not one person ever joined Masonry because George Washington was a
Mason. Not one person ever joined Masonry because Harry Truman was a
Mason. Not one person ever joined because of any of our great Masonic
heroes. Joining doesn't make you any of those people.
Not one person ever joined in order to give a million dollars a
day to charity, or homes, or crippled children. You don't have to
be a member to give money.
Not one person ever joined because our ritual is outstanding,
or our minutes are accurate, or a hundred other things we worry
about. They don't know about our ritual.
They joined because someone they knew and admired was a Mason.
It could have been a father, a friend, a man down the street, or
someone a thousand miles away.
Who, it didn't matter. They admired him and wanted to do the
things he did, and they did it by the millions.
Want to help our growth? Be the kind of man someone admires.
Someone will notice.
As reprinted in the Quarterly Newsletter of Anniversary
Lodge of Research No. 175, New Hampshire
CINOSAM is published by Rt. Wor. Bro. Neddermeyer, the Deputy
Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota. For more
information, write to Cinosam1@juno.com
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