Ever loan money to a brother?

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Angler, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. Angler

    Angler Registered User

    Well? A brother asked to borrow $500. I caved and loaned him $200. I don't expect to see it again.

    Do you think it's gone?
  2. Bro Darren

    Bro Darren Premium Member

    When I "loan" money to friend I "give" with an open heart and NEVER expect to see it again - If it comes back thats awesome.

    When it comes to a Brother, well a Brother should be a man of his word and under his own obligations he should be trustworthy and a man of honor, so therefor I would then expect it to come back you! Trust and Honor is the heart of the fraternity and the Brotherly connections we share.
  3. MarkR

    MarkR Premium Member

    If he was truly a brother in distress, and you found him worthy and contributed as liberally to his relief as you could without inconvenience to yourself, you've lived up to your obligation. I hope you can trust him to repay, but I don't know him or his circumstances. Even if he doesn't, you did the right thing.

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  4. Brother_Steve

    Brother_Steve Premium Member

    Without knowing the person, I would not know how to answer. However I believe a brother in distress should make a request to the lodge so it can be forwarded to the finance committee. This way it is spread amongst all the brethren equally (by virtue of paying dues) and taken out of the lodge versus your pocket.
  5. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

    Well said.
  6. Bro.Joseph.Rossi.Pa.Mason

    Bro.Joseph.Rossi.Pa.Mason Registered User

    Beware of con artists who are supposedly brothers, If you don't know them personally or what lodge they are from. There are some masons out there who don't pay , yearly, blue lodge dues, and are not in good standing. Ask for a current up to date dues card. Some of these people use the craft to take advantage, and as a crutch in life. If the brother is a mason in good re-pour he will exhaust all options to raise money for his family before he asks for charity. If its an emergency and you know him well , lend the money and don't expect it back, that honest brother will reach out to you and offer to re pay. Just my insight, have a great day
  7. Bro . jimmie

    Bro . jimmie Registered User

    Good advice

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