Seek and Ye Shall Find


                 SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND

     The making of a Freemason consists of a continuing course of 
education, of training, and of character forming.  While it may be
accepted that it is an innermost desire, followed by obligations
that makes one a member of the Craft, yet in a truer form and better
sense, a man is naver a Freemason until he truthfully and loyally
lives up to his obligations.  And he cannot do that until he
understands them, and eventually knows their scope and real meaning.

     Freemasonry can very well be divided into many phases.  Its
landmarks, its customs, its consitution and its laws, just to mention
a few, if studied and mastered, can provide a more interesting 
course for the Master Mason seeking Masonic knowledge.  Its historical
background can provide in interesting program of investigation to the
Member attracted to a desire for research.

     One peculiarity about Freemasonry is that it will stand invest-
igation.  The deeper the research, the more extensive the knowledge
of its hidden art and mysteries, the more highly it is appreciated.
A member of the Craft who merely takes his degrees in a listless,
careless sort of manner, and then remains as just a spectator at Lodge
meetings, may hold to the opinion that Freemasonry differs little from
other societies.  The the contrary, the Master Mason who delves deeply
into Masonic literature takes a lively interest in every part of the 
Ritualistic and Lodge Work, and learns the origin, meaning and moral
bearing of its symbols, cannot possibly fall into such an error.  To
him Freemasonry has a refining and elevating influence not to be found
in the ordinary run of organizations. 

     The philosophies of Freemansonry, when discovered and then 
accepted and practiced, provide that simple but profound solution to
the problems of human relationships.  May it be accepted that Free-
masonry is a way of living to the Master Mason who is interested 
enough to appraise and value the wealth that is his, and his alone, 
by virtue of his Masonic Membership.

     The best informed Master Mason is the Master Mason who reads and
studies.  Consequently, if we want Freemasonry to be of practical 
usefulness and cultural attainment, we, as Freemasons, must not
neglect our Masonic reading, our Masonic studying and our research
for more Masonic Light.