[Square & Compasses]

"Every time I watch the degree being performed, I realize just how much I missed."

Regrets of a Vermont Mason


While perusing your page over the weekend, I came across your thoughts on the one-day class.

I joined the fraternity through a one-day class approximately 2 1/2 years ago.

Since that time, I have had the opportunity to watch as many brothers have been brought into Freemasonry through the traditional three degrees. Every time I watch the degree being performed, I realize just how much I missed. I firmly agree with your essays.

I was under the impression that I didn't have time to join Freemasonry the traditional way and had put off joining because of it. I wish that a brother had explained to me that in Freemasonry it is the journey that matters - not the destination. The destination is simply a product of having traveled there. For, once members, we never stop seeking, learning, and teaching the principles of Freemasonry. Ours is an ongoing journey.

There is simply no reason to try to pack it all into one day - except for the idea that such programs will increase membership. But I wonder if we are after quantity or quality...

Thanks for a great resource site.

Fraternally yours,

A Vermont Mason

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