As Masons, we are first and foremost builders. Where once masons built cathedrals and structures of stone, today’s Masons must build structures that connect with others. We must connect with our families, with our communities, and with our fraternity. It is not enough to say that we have built something in the past; we must continue to build today and tomorrow. Our work will never be done.
We must always strive to put the good of the fraternity first. We must strive to be better Masons than those who have gone before us. It is a lifelong challenge to which every one of us must dedicate themselves.
Be a Masonic Builder, and build a bridge to others!
Freemasonry has had a profound impact on world history and the history of our great nation. Freemasonry provides opportunities for sincere, honest, forthright men who believe in a Supreme Being and desire to contribute to the improvement of their communities and themselves. A system of morality, veiled in allegory, and illustrated by symbols. It’s purpose is to take good men, and make them better men.
An ancient tradition in Masonry, exercising tolerance for differing religious and political views, allows men of many different belief structures to work together. Masons call each other brothers because they believe they are all equal and work to make “good men better”. Through our Masonic Fraternalism, we reaffirm our dedication and unity to become involved citizens who have a strong desire to make the world a better place to live.
Daniel Furth, W.M.