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What is a Mason?


....Believes that Freedom of Religion is an inalienable himan right and Tolerance an indispensable trait of human character; therefore, he will stand in his Lodge with Brothers of all faiths, and respect their beliefs as they respect his, and he will demonstrate the spirit of Brotherhood in all aspects of his life.


....He knows that Education and the rational use of the mind are the keys to facing the problems of humanity, therefore, he will bring his questions and ideas to his Lodge, and strive to advance the growth of his mind alongside his Brothers.


....He knows that the rich Tradition of Freemasonry and its framework of Ritual are important platforms for growth and learning; he vows to stand upon these platforms to improve himself as a human being, and vows to help in the mission of the Craft to provide tools, atmosphere, challenges and motivation to help each Brother do the same.


....He knows that Charity is the distinguish-ing human virtue, and that Personal Community Service is the best demon-stration of ones commitment to humanity; he acknowledges that words without deeds are meaningless, and vows to work with his Lodge to provide service to the community, and to promote charity, friendship, morality, harmony, integrity, fidelity and love.


....He knows that his obligation to community extends beyond his local sphere and is partly fulfilled in his Patriotism:

love of his country; obedience to its laws and celebration of the freedoms and opportunities it symbolizes.


....He knows that Leadership is best demonstrated by Commitment to Serving Others; he will therefore participate in, and help work at improving his leadership skills, and serve the Brothers of his Lodge to the best of his ability.


....He knows that Frienship, Fidelity and Family are the foundations of a well lived life; he vows to be a faithful friend to his Brothers, as he expects his Lodge to respect his family obligations, and to treat his family as though it were their own.


....He knows that the last great lesson of Freemasonry- The Value of Personal Integrity and the Sanctity of One's Word- is a lesson for all people in all times; he vows to be a man of his word.


....He knows that Masonry power is best exercised when its Light is shared with the worls at large; he therefore vows to bring the best of himself to his Lodge, in order that his growth might be fostered and nurtured, and to present himself to the world as a working Freemason, on the path to building a more perfect temple.


....Because I am a Freemason, these values and aspirations are guideposts for my progress through life.




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