Why did you become a Freemason?
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 19:51:18 -0400
From: "adam golden" <email@example.com>
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Subject: Why I became a Mason
There are many reasons one desires to become a Mason, but it I find
it ultimately boils down to one statement: I want to be a better man;
For myself, for my family, for society.
Like many others, many of my ancestors were Masons, so it had piqued
my curiosity. That curiosity grew at a funeral, as is quite common.
I'm a history junkie and read quite a lot, so its mysterious and
intresting past played its part. But quite simply, I'm not the man I
know I'm capable of being.
Though I was already interested in Masonry by the age of 25, it was a
near death experience in my 25th year that inspired me. Not the fear of
death or the lying in misery in the hospital. No, it was the generosity
that my friends, family, and coworkers showed me as I was bedridden for
3 months. No one act of kindness has motivated me so much as each one
of theirs did.
Now a half a year later, I've become an Entered Apprentice and am on
my way to enlightenment, to bettering myself, to doing whatever is in my
means to help others. Honesty and Virtue were never shortcomings of
mine, but lack of sympathy or generosity had plagued me, as it often
does with those my age. Even in the short period of time, I have no
doubt the Craft has made me a better man. To me, that is what Masonry
is all about.
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