How can I benefit the Fraternity?
by Midnight Freemason Contributor
Bro. Aaron Gardner
Part 1 can be read here
Part 2 can be read here
How can I benefit the Fraternity? With your time. Other than my yearly dues, Freemasonry has never asked anything of me but my time. I have devoted a lot of my time to it because of all the great things the Fraternity does; from community service, studying, writing, speaking to regular business meetings. The Fraternity is exactly what you make of it, and I intend to make the best out of it because it has polished the best of me. I am constantly seeking new opportunities to better serve the one thing that has served me. If I find that I am not using my time wisely there is always something more I can do as a Freemason, as a Man or as a Human being. Freemasonry has provided me the tools to help form this imperfect being.
It is true, a lot of the stuff I do with Freemasonry can be done within the church or your choice. But the one thing I have benefited the most from the Fraternity in that regard is the openness and acceptance I received. If I were to write or do community service with a church I would not be actively involved with people of other beliefs, and I would not be able to learn from them. I am grateful to the Fraternity for offering me so many opportunities that other organizations can simply not offer.
Now that we have discussed my personal journey as it has started to unfold, I would like to reach out to the audience. Please tell me your story and share your journey with me about your quest to seek the light, knowledge and secrets Freemasonry has to offer.
What kind of things do you enjoy about the Craft? Has it provided you anything special or are you still looking for the secrets of the Craft? Are you new to the Craft and looking for your place in lodge? Are you not a Freemason and wondering about the Fraternity?
Bro. Aaron Gardner is an American Soldier who just recently transitioned into the Reserves after 8 years serving the Active Duty Army. He dedicates the majority of his free time to Freemasonry with his constant studies, writing and traveling from lodge to lodge to learn as much as he can regarding Freemasonry. He likes to relate his everyday life to the Craft and anything he finds he wants to spread to the world. It is his passion to study people, religion, history and Freemasonry. When he isn't working as a Soldier he is dedicating his time to the amazing and supportive Emily, writing about Freemasonry and writing his very own novel. His blog page is Celestial Brotherhood.
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