Sunday, October 9th, 2016

To Wait With Patience

Written by J. Mitchell

I think Masons¬†using Preston and Webb (and maybe Bristol) based work are familiar with the phrase “To Wait With Patience,” and I think we can all agree this is the first lesson in Masonry. But I also think we can also¬†agree, collectively speaking, Masonic education provides no further commentary on this lesson. Masonry lets us […]

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Calm My Demons and Walk With Me Brother

Written by J. Mitchell

Maybe it’s because I’ve been up all night. Maybe it’s because I’ve not had enough coffee. Maybe it’s because the hardened cynic I show you, is just the fragile shell of an unrepentant romantic. But no matter the reason, the following poem (not mine) gets to me. It cuts right through all of the debris […]

Friday, September 16th, 2016

This Is a Political & Religious Post

Written by J. Mitchell

A Facebook friend posted a post summarized as Monotheism is often posited as the most advanced form of religious thought. I disagree that it is, and offer the 1000 years of Western history and current social and societal problems as proof. As a counter point look to the Ancient World, especially the Greeks. They were […]

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Ravens and Sheep

Written by J. Mitchell

Granted, this is just personal opinion, but having spent this weekend unwilling brought into the argument, I have to get this off my chest… when attempting to develop a program for Masonic education, always aim for Brothers to become etically informed emicists. That said, the emicist can be educated, corrected if you will. The eticist […]

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

What Ever You Can Do, I Can Do Better

Written by J. Mitchell

Yesterday I was clever and I tried to change Freemasonry. Today I am wise, and I try to change myself.