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Brotherly Love

By the exercise of Brotherly Love, we are taught to regard the whole human race as one family – the high, the low, the rich, the poor – who, as created by one Almighty Parent, and inhabiting the same planet, should aid, support, and protect one another. On this principle, Masonry unites men of every country, sect, and opinion, and promotes true friendship among those who might otherwise have remained at a perpetual distance.

In the Masonic Fraternity, the candidate for the mysteries of Freemasonry is impressed with the fact that the great principles of the Order are Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth in the initiatory Rites, and throughout his advancement. The mode and manner for the practice of these principles are detailed in words and illustrated in symbols, so there can be no cause for error in understanding or failure in practice.

Emphatic throughout the ritual of the Masonic Fraternity are the teachings of the greater Light of Masonry that Brotherly Love is to be more than an abstract principle; it is to be in deed and in truth… ( Exodus 23:4Deuteronomy 10:191 Samuel 18:1Proverbs 18:23,24Hebrews 13:11 John 4:19-21 )

Relief

To relieve the distressed is one of the three principal tenets of a Freemason’s profession, and thus defined in the lecture of the First Degree: “To relieve the distressed is a duty incumbent on all men, but particularly on Masons, who are linked together by a chain of sincere affection. To sooth the unhappy, to sympathize with them in their misfortunes, to compassionate their miseries, and to restore peace to their troubled minds, are aims we have in view. On this basis we form our friendships and establish our connections.”

Truth

The real object of Freemasonry, in a philosophical and religious sense, is the search for truth. This truth is, therefore, symbolized by “The Word”.

From the first entrance of the Apprentice into the Lodge, until his reception of the highest degree, this search is continued. It is not always found and a substitute must sometimes be provided. Yet whatever be the labors he performs, whatever the ceremonies through which he passes, whatever the symbols in which he may be instructed, whatever the final reward he may obtain, the true end of all is the attainment of Truth. This idea of truth is not the same as that expressed in the lecture of the First Degree, where Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth are there said to be the “three great tenets of a Mason’s profession.”

In that connection, Truth, which is called a “Divine Attribute, the foundation of every virtue,” is synonymous with sincerity, honesty of expression, and plain dealing. The higher idea of truth which is symbolized by the Word, is that which is properly expressed to a knowledge of God. Jesus Christ is the Truth; to know the Truth, which means to know him, makes men free; his is manifest in the written word… — ( John 14:6John 8:31,32John 17:172 John 1:4 )

Frequently Asked Questions

You can pay any Taxes, Assessments, Dues or fee’s using one of the methods below.  When making any payments include as much detail in the notes section as to what the payment is for and who is making it.

 

To Pay via PayPal please send payment to:  finances@mwsglot.org

To via Cash App please send payments to $Cashtag:  $mwsglot

To be a member of this jurisdiction each member pays $120 per year brothers and sisters.  In an effort to make it light on the pocket we’ve broken that payment up into two parts.

  • Grand Lodge membership annual Fee Due in January of every year. The Fee per active member in the amount of $60.00 is due by the 10th of January. (Grand Lodge Fee is subject to change at the discretion of the Grand Lodge)
  • Grand Lodge Annual Grand Session Membership Registration. The Grand Lodge has an annual Fee per active member in the amount of $60.00 due by the 10th of June. (Remember all fees or assessment are subject to change per the Grand Lodge)

–          Understands its purpose is to expand and thrive

–          View innovation and change as opportunities

–          Asks, “What makes our lodge unique?”

–          Trusts another’s ability and judgement

–          Uses consensus in decision-making

–          COMMUNICATION, COMMUNICATION, COMMUNICATION

–          Treats members with respect and brotherly and sisterly love.

–          Respects all members

–          Share responsibility

–          Is proud of their membership in Masonry

Members make a lodge. If they are irresponsible, incompetent, unethical, unworthy, they can break the lodge. There are two kinds of members, new and old. Each has a definite place in the lodge structure. Each has a particular contribution to make and each requires special handling. Be a productive member of your lodge, help your lodge have HARMONY and LOVE.

As a member of our lodge, we share responsibility for the future of Sunset Grand Lodge. We need to demonstrate our strong commitment to our order and work on showing our community and prospective members that we are an important part of the community.

As you are working on membership plans, remember not to dampen enthusiasm with some of the following statements below:

  • This isn’t My Responsibility
  • You’ll never get anyone to do it
  • It will cost too much
  • There is too much work involved
  • You can’t teach an old dog new tricks
  • That’s not MY problem
  • Say nothing – Complain

 

Members are the most important part of any lodge. Without them, our lodge would have no existence. Our meeting place would be empty, silent. Your leaders would stand alone, without the followers they must have if they are to carry out their duties, your Constitution and your Bylaws. All of your resolutions would be reduced to so many words, lacking the human factor that gives them life.

The Committee has jurisdiction over all taxation, assessments, dues and other revenue-raising measures to keep the jurisdiction functioning.  The committee reviews the needs of the Grand Bodies to govern this jurisdiction and makes adjustments or addition as needed.

The monthly Ways and Means Lodge/Chapter assessment is $100.00 due by the 10th or every month.  Late fees will apply.