posted on Jan, 19 2007 @ 11:44 AM
Somthing has been bothering me since I've first read this thread, and I just figured out what it is.
"Masonic Assistance" is just that. Help. When a brother has come to me and said " I have a terrable tooth ach but I can't pay you because of
XYZ." I will help him because it is the right thing to do as a brother. (obviously I'm a dentist) I don't expect him to return the favor. The
word charity means just that "from the goodness of my heart".
Bartering services is a seperate thing. So is choosing to use the services of a brother over a nonbrother. When we decide who to do business with it
can be based on many factors, friendship, brotherhood, reputation, whatever. Personally I would reather give my business to a friend or a brother
rather than a strainger, assuming the quality is the same. But that is a diffrent topic from masonic charity.
[edit on 19-1-2007 by Masonic Student]