I Became a Mason Several Years Ago
(New Castle, DE)
I became a Mason several years ago. I really was looking to become a better man and I wanted to surround myself with better people. I think Masonry has given me that and then some.
Now, I'm not in anyway saying that I'm perfect, and no one in my Lodge is either but, I do believe that we all really do try to take our obligations seriously, and live by the tenets of the Fraternity.
To me at least, I found what I was looking for, a better class of friends. There are men in my Lodge whom I would never have met in any other capacity. They simply travel in a completely different world professionally, than I do.
I really have learned a number of interesting things from a number of different people in the Lodge, and made some friends for life. These things alone are worth the price of admission by themselves.
So, if you want to improve your life and are willing to give before receiving, then Masonry could just be the place for you. Find a Lodge and just ask, you'll be surprised at how willing Masons are to help you understand what it is all about and get you started in the right direction.
This I can say, I've been in a lodge 1,200 miles from home in a strange city yet, I felt right at home in the Lodge with Brothers that I'd just met. How does one put a price on that?
Thanks for sharing your own, personal experience, ABG. I'm sure others who have wondered about joining the fraternity will benefit from your having taken the time to write and let them know what you receive from being a member.