Recently, someone posted the question, what do Masons do.
Masons, subject ourselves to the test of history and our peers. As we say, we are often tried. This test measures whether or not we are informed, engaged, and productive Brothers of the Craft, and it takes place in Lodge rooms, schools, bars, hospitals, at work and places of worship. We are tested in job interviews, while watching football, mowing our lawn, and posting to Facebook. The test judges our ability to think about things other than politics and celebrity marriages. It examines whether we are easily persuaded by empty rhetoric, and most importantly it proves if we can place our lives and our communities into a broader human context. The test lasts our entire tenure as Masons and is comprised of the millions and millions of decisions which when taken together are called our Masonic career. And everything – everything – will be on it. So pay attention.