As we learn in our FC degree, “By Speculative Masonry, we learn to subdue the
passions, act upon the square, keep a tongue of good report, maintain secrecy, and practice
charity.” What does this exactly mean though?
To subdue our passions, we ultimately are bringing subjection to our emotions and desires
(more or less “consider” alternatives and other views). The square teaches us morality
(principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior) among
many of its other symbolic meanings. To keep a tongue of good report, we are of good character
or reputation. It is one of the first attributes we look for in our candidates and future Brethren.
Although Masonry is certainly “no secret”, we continue to hold our rituals close to
heart and only spread them to those who have gone the same way and manner as all others
Lastly, the impact we make through our practice of charity. Whether it be time, money,
labor or brotherly love; we all try to give as much as we can to help better ourselves, the community,
and the world collectively.
I am excited for the fall to arrive and spend time with each of you at our upcoming
meetings and events. Come on out – join us – get involved – and remember –
we are always here for you as well. See you soon!
WM David Fehring
122 Church Street, Tuckerton, New Jersey 08087, United States
122 Church Street,
Tuckerton NJ 08087, US
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