I am THE high level mason!
I am completing my year as WM of my lodge. And I actually feel dumber than I did last year!
I have been initiated as an Entered Apprentice, passed to the degree of Fellowcraft and raised to the sublime level of a Master Mason.
I am a Mark Master Mason, Most Excellent Master and Royal Arch Mason.
I am a Royal Master, Select Master and SUPER EXCELLENT MASTER of Cryptic Masonry.
I am a Knight of the Illustrious Order of the Red Cross, a Knight of the Order of Malta and a Sir Knight Templar of the Order of the Temple.
I am a Master Traveler and Grand Elect Mason of the Lodge of Perfection.
I am a Prince of Jerusalem, Knight of the East and West, Knight of the Rose Croix de Heredom.
I am a Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret.
What does this mean?
It means jack as far as the secret mysteries of the eternal universe are concerned.
It means I pay a couple hundred bucks a year to sit in a couple of business meetings a month and eat ham and cheese sandwiches.
On the positive note it means that if I ever travel another place and need help I can find brothers who will help me.
It also reflects the old Buddhist saying, "If you meet the high-level mason on the road, kill the high-level mason."
I am no more and no less than an equal member of mankind than any of you.
It means I've discovered a system of allegory that has helped me on my spiritual journey and my walk with Christ, but only AFTER I studied and
meditated on the allegories myself.
It means that when I meet a fellow mason I am greeted as "brother", no matter what laurels or jewels adorn he or I.
It means that although I respectfully defer to Grand Lodge officers for a season I am perfectly entitled to pull them aside and gently correct them,
as they can to me.