More food for Thought

Discussion in 'Prince Hall Freemasonry' started by acjohnson53, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. acjohnson53

    acjohnson53 Registered User

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    pointwithinacircle2 Rapscallion Premium Member

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    I would like to point out that there may be a step between memorization and understanding. That thing is focus. If one studies intently they are learning to focus the mind. Even if one never understands, learning to focus is, in and of itself, a vital tool in becoming a better man.
     
  3. dalinkou

    dalinkou Premium Member

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    Good point.
    One if the things I noticed early on was that we were really good parrots and could repeat the words verbatim. Then one day I realized that often there is a disconnect between saying the words and living them. I have been wrestling with that ever since, which I suspect to be the case whenever to work is applied to the inner man.
     
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  4. acjohnson53

    acjohnson53 Registered User

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    It takes along time to understand...I understand and I am still learning....
     
  5. JamestheJust

    JamestheJust Registered User

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    I have noticed very few brethren doing the inner work as they say the words.
     
  6. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    If your instructor failed to teach you the meaning & symbolism of the catechism along with the words he did you a great disservice. If he DID teach you the lessons of the work, it's then totally up to you to incorporate them into your life.
     
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