Why did you become a Freemason?
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 17:10:10 -0400
From: "Chad Kyler" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Why I joined Freemasonry
I joined Freemasonry because I was looking for something more. You
see I have been and still am involved in many interesting endeavors from
politics to community service to my commitments to my church but each of
these commitments worthy as they are limit my ability to be in contact
with people who are not members of the groups they represent, so I
wanted more. Through my association with Freemasonry I can be deeply
committed to and involved with people who are not members of my
religion, my political party, or even my local community because all
Masons are my brothers and their concerns and the concerns of their
families are also my concerns. Freemasonry helped to give me more.
I am a son and a father, I am active in my sons life and faithfully
serve my parents when a need arises, this is a worthy expenditure of my
time, but still I wanted more. Being a positive influence on my son is a
grand opportunity and one I take seriously but through my association
with Freemasonry I am able to do more. I am able to participate in our
Child ID program and help make the lives of hundreds of children safer
by helping to provide moms and dads with identifiers that would help law
enforcement in case their child was to ever go missing, through
Freemasonry (Specifically Scottish Rite in my area) I am able to help
sponsor a chapter of DeMolay and a Scottish Rite learning center for
children with dyslexia. Now I can help not only my son but also other
children as well. Many older members of my lodge need help and as a
lodge we have put together a program whereby younger members can serve
the needs of older ones, through this program I am able to not only
serve my own parents but also to help other peoples parents as
well. Freemasonry have given me more.
I was initiated in October of 2004, passed in November the same year
and raised in January of 2005. This was one of the best things I have
ever done in my life for truly Freemasonry has moved my connections and
commitments beyond the boundaries of religion, culture, race, politics,
economic class, creed and age it has opened a world of deeper emotion
and dedication to God and humanity. I am proud to belong to this
brotherhood and proud to join with my brothers in recognizing more than
ever the fatherhood of God over us all.
S.D. Unity Lodge #479
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