Murrells Inlet Lodge 368
  The Real Mason

The Real Mason 

 My brother, Masonry means more 
 than just to wear a pin, 
 or carrying a dues receipt 
 so the Lodge will let you in. 

 You wear an emblem on your coat, 
 and on your hand a ring, 
 but, if you're not sincere at heart, 
 this doesn't mean a thing. 

 It's just an outward sign to show 
 the world that you belong 
 to this Fraternal Brotherhood 
 that teaches right from wrong. 

 What really counts lies buried deep 
 within the human breast; 
 Masonic teaching brings it out 
 and puts it to the test. 

 If you can do outside the Lodge 
 the things you learn within, 
 be just and upright to yourself 
 and to your fellow men; 

 Console a brother when he's sick, 
 or help him when in need, 
 without a thought of a reward 
 for any act or deed; 

 Conduct yourself in such a way 
 the world without can see 
 none but the best can meet the test 
 laid down by Masonry; 

 Respect and live up to your trust 
 and do the best you can; 
 then you can tell the world you are 
 a Mason and a Man. 

written by Frank E. Baer, 32º
         Los Angeles, California


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