When is a freemason not a freemason?
Freemasonry is vulnerable to mockery but which is worse. The balefulness of cowans or the indifference of a Brother who fails to live out his obligations? We owe each entered apprentice the training and guidence he requires to help him achieve this masonic goals, to reach his masonic potential. When we put this out to a group of freemasons, the room files with conjecture, criticism and defensiveness. So I'll not do that. What I offer are some ideas to move the discussion along.
It is plausible, the dynamic tensions we experience within the lodge are necessary to maintain the orbit of masonic principles. Mystery of freemasonry is the oxygen we breathe. The individual mind is a fertile ground that fights the suffocation of compliance to assert the need to calculate those aspects of experience needed to achieve our goals.
Some people find a symphony discordant and unfamilar. Others find the achievement of symphonic music captures them. I cannot add to that conversation without saying, if we do not appreciate an achievement because he have not learned it's importance, then the risk is not so much toward the object of achievement as it is to limiting growth. Taste? Good manners? Culture? Refinement? Acceptance? Flexibility? Where is the Bigger Man when you need him?
I could use some help here brethren. We should talk...
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