You Want to be a Mason?
Among millions of Masons, for hundreds of years,
it was not lawful to invite a friend to apply for
membership. Our code of conduct prevented it. Thus,
no faithful Mason could invite you to join. Hence,
to be one, you have to ask one.
You must first ask yourself if you're suitably prepared
to enter the "gentle craft of Masonry"
. . . to become a brother in the world's most exclusive
fraternal order. Few men are intellectually or spiritually
prepared to understand or appreciate even the most
apparent meanings of Masonry.
Do you reflect on the nature of man's purpose in
life and will you make obligations to God, your
family, and yourself?
If such ethical and moral questions hold little
interest for you, then you will gain little benefit
from the teachings of the Craft. But if you seek
a more meaningful quality of life - and the spirit
of charity and good fellowship which flow from it
- then Freemasonry has much to offer.
We want the world to know what
we believe, how we act, and what we do . . . and,
then, should you become a Mason, we want you
to be proud of our Fraternity and to participate
in our work. Only those who desire membership because
of their favorable impression of us should seek
a petition to join.
Source: Blue Hill Lodge A.F & A.M.