Why did you become a Freemason?
From: "Howard Upton" <email@example.com>
Subject: Why I Joined Freemasonry
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 22:21:36 -0600
Just tonight I received my fellowcraft degree. As happy as I am to
have successfully completed my lesson, and as eager as I was to assure
that my teacher be equally happy with my recitation, I read your
question and thought I would answer since I am not too long removed from
having petitioned and joined my local lodge.
Answering the question may be somewhat difficult, but I believe there
was a noble calling for me to join a masonic lodge. None in my family
that I'm aware of are, or have been, masons; I've never knowingly
encountered many masons in my lifetime. But those few that I have met
gave me pause to realize they were different in some inspiring way.
They seemed content in who they were, what they had achieved, and better
yet, what they chose to give to their communities.
I am a firm believer that there are those who feel the need to give
something back to their communities, or to mankind itself. Masonry
teaches these very things; these things that I hold in such high
regards. A desire to be surrounded by others that feel the same as I do
allowed me to petition and thankfully be received into the lodge.
That's why I joined -- that's why I will remain a just and upright
Hartwell Lodge 101
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