Your Behavior

Discussion in 'Masonic Education' started by My Freemasonry, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. Masonic behavior is a subject, if taken into the Lodge for debate, could take up a lot of time. Behavior changes with attitude and the ever shifting social structure.

    In the old charges behavior was divided into six sections:

    1. Behavior in Lodge.

    2. Behavior after Lodge with members who did not attend.

    3. Behavior when brethren meet outside the Lodge.

    4. Behavior in the presence of non-members.

    5. Behavior at home and in your neighborhood.

    6. Behavior toward a strange brother.

    Behavior is generally affected by two means:

    1. By those around you.

    2. By age.

    Normally, we are respectful of the people around us, more now than when we were younger. We also have much more tolerance, mainly because of those who tolerated and respected us.

    Our behavior is a reflection of who we are and as a Mason this image either improves or taints our institution. To be a considerate member of the Lodge and to our brethren is easy. To be a person of integrity to strange brothers, non-members, and even those who would seek to discredit the fraternity, is the most important act of brotherly love one could do for his Lodge and its members.

    A Lodge is only as good as its worse member, therefore strive to be a better person.

    Source: William R. Fischer
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  2. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

    The above is a good summary

    Our Constitutions were rewritten in about 2014. We retained these being "THE CHARGES OF A FREEMASON" so they don't seem so "old" to me. They are the second item in our Const - the first being a summary of them to be read to the WME on the night, and before, he is installed in the East.

    Here they are
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  3. acjohnson53

    acjohnson53 Registered User

    How is your Masonic behavior?????
    When I'm in open Lodge, my eyes and ears are in the East, I don't wanna miss nothing. If I have questions I'll ask them. If I have issues or concerns I'll share it with the Lodge. Outside the Lodge I represent respectfully. Very proud of who I am and who I represent...
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  4. BroBook

    BroBook Premium Member

    Just keep it real, the just shall live by faith. Be cautious not sacred !!!
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  6. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

    Very Good!

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