What it Means to be a Brother?

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 teachings 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 man.
Console a brother when he’s sick,
Or help him when in need
Without a thought of 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 be the best you can.
The you can tell the World you are,
A MASON AND A MAN.