Freemasonry & Christmas

FREEMASONRY AND CHRISTMAS R.W. Bro Jim Bennie, Southern Cross Lodge No. 44, Vancouver B.C.(Canada) The observance of Christmas doesn't seem to bring satisfaction to some people. On one hand, many say it's too religious, and thus don't want Christmas trees in public buildings and nativity scenes within a shepherd's-crook length of government Continue reading

What does a Mason Build?

What does a Mason Build? from an address given by R.W. Bro. Myron Lusk, Grand Lodge of Alberta (date unknown) What does a Mason build, and when will the building be completed?                                                          Although, of course, our heritage is that of the Operative Masons who built the magnificent cathedrals we now marvel Continue reading

Am I a Master Mason

Am I a Master Mason? C. Hull, Jr., MPS (Membership or Location not known) Have you, at any time, been inclined to ask yourself these questions, "Am I a Master Mason?" "Dare I call myself a Master Mason?" -      Did you question your conscience in this respect? And if you did, "What were your answers?" Only you can answer such questions in Continue reading

What does it Mean to be a Spiritual Person??

What does it mean to be a Spiritual Person ?? adapted by V.W. Bro. Norman McEvoy from a paper contained in  "Welcome to the Wisdom of the World and its meaning to you" by Joan Chittister. Religion and Spirituality are not the same thing. They are, however, commonly confused. "She goes to church every week" we say "She's a very spiritual person" Continue reading

Why I became a Mason

Why I became a Mason R.W. Bro. Chris Reid, DDGM 2015-16 Prince Edward District Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario. I was sitting in Lodge one night watching two Brothers receiving the Junior Warden’s Lecture. I took a close look at both of them. Their mannerisms were so different to each other. One was very interested in everything Continue reading

Three Questions

THE THREE QUESTIONS Shared with me by R.W. Bro. Robert Taylor A university professor at a well known institution of higher learning challenged his students with this question. “Did God create everything that exists?’ A student bravely replied that, “Yes, He did.” “God created everything?” The professor asked. “Yes sir, He certainly did,” Continue reading

Moments of Reason

MOMENTS OF REASON Old age in Winter, alas, for many people, but for those who are wise and optimistic, it is the happy and fruitful time of Harvest. As long as one continues to be amazed, one can delay growing old. The entire life of a human being depends upon a "YES" or a "NO" uttered two or three times between the ages of sixteen and twenty Continue reading

Advice For The New Year

A THOUGHT FOR THE NEW YEAR Author unknown At the Banquet following the Installation of Officers of Victoria- Columbia No 1 GL of BC & Y, which was held on Jan 9, 2016, our Grand Master. M.W. Bro. Douglas Collins shared this thought in his message to the Brethren present & their ladies. Needless to say, it was very well received & left us Continue reading

A Lesson on Stress

A Great Lesson on Stress A young lady confidently walked around the room with a raised glass of water while leading a seminar and explaining stress management to her audience. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'Half empty or half full?' She fooled them all. "How heavy is this glass of water?" she inquired with a smile. Continue reading