Robert M. Sirkle Lodge
NO. 954 F&AM
Brothers, As we are now in 2021 and have put 2020 behind us, there is no reason for reflection on the past, only self- examination of our minds of what is to come; the acquisition of additional Masonic Light to aide us in following our guiding principles. There are Three Great Principles in Freemasonry which have been followed for many years: Brothery Love - Every true Freemason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and behave with kindness and understanding to his fellow creatures. Relief - Freemasons are taught to practice charity and to care not only for their own, but also for the community, by both charitable giving, and voluntary efforts and works as individuals. Truth - Freemasons strive for truth, requiring high moral standards and aiming to achieve them in their lives. Freemasons believe that these oprinciples represent a way of achieving higher standards in life. A common expression to describe Freemasonry is that it exists to “make good men better.” To this end the purpose of Freemasonry is to teach those universal ethical principles that guide all good men. It teaches kindness in the home, honesty in business, courtesy in society, fairness in work, pity and concern for the unfortunate, resistence toward evil, help for the weak, forgiveness for the penitent, love for one another, and above all, reverence and love for God. These principles are so universal to the basis of a working society that they are an essential way of life for each of its members. This year Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth will carry us. These principles should guide us in all our endeavors as men and masons. Fraternally Thine, Doug Craine - Master Robert M. Sirkle Lodge No. 954 F.&A.M.
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