posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 04:29 PM
Dear brothers, I also received this e-mail, and as a previous brother stated, I also found it an "interesting read". Whomever created this site hits
on some points that are a challenge for our lodges (at least I talk on behalf of my state: Florida). The content of this seems to me that was created
by a M:.M:. indeed, however one that has yet to learn a key to actually being a MM and that is that, if you ought to critique make your words
exemplify your mastery in being constructive.
Some of the issues the articles address are inevitability true to the craft however the very beauty of the craft is that it has not changed its core
fundamentals. My godfather once warned me: "Masons and Masonry are two different things. One might disappoint you because he is not perfect; the
latter never will. This is your journey and as your life, it is yours and yours alone". We cannot change the craft but only better it. We ought to
stick to our constitutions and digests but we should also introduce events, presentation, masonic education and mentoring programs with interesting
research provided by MM. etc. and incorporate that as a tradition of a very well and ancient founded craft.
He addresses issues of "officers vs. side-liners". True, the line is not for everyone, but the line, each of its officers have the responsibility to
provide the craft with functions and events that will keep them interested and proud members of its lodge and the craft at large. This is one of many
ways to keep a lodge strong, dynamic and harmonic.