WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A FREEMASON?
A Freemason means many things and each brother has his own lens with which to look through to discover what what it means to him. Some join Freemasonry because of its rich and colorful history. Other join because their fathers, grandfather, and great grandfathers were Masons and it's an opporunity to connect with their own family and their personal history. Still others join because they are looking for like-minded men who share their same values. As an added bonus, once a Mason it is a great way to meet other Freemasons when moving to a different city, state or even traveling abroad. It makes it easier to meet people when you have something in common. And Freemasonry is certainly that.
Freemasons are comprised of adult men (18+) of good character from every country, religion, race, age, income, education, and opinion. Its body of knowledge and system of ethics is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to improve himself while being devoted to his family, his faith, his country, and his fraternity.
What is the typical life of a Mason? It’s a question we get a lot from men who are deciding if they’d like to join the craft. The real answer is there is no “typical” life of a Mason. Masons come from all walks of life – from corporate CEOs to city bus drivers, from commodities brokers to auto mechanics. What unifies Masons is not where we come from or what we do for a living, but rather what we aspire to be.
Being a Mason is about a father helping his son make better decisions; a business leader striving to bring morality to the workplace; a thoughtful man learning to work through tough issues in his life.
Simply put, its about being the best man you can be. If this describes yourself, perhaps we should talk.