“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are many reasons why one might become a Freemason, one of them being to make a difference.
Being a Freemasons helps you make a difference in your own lives, and helps you strive to become better being.
Freemasons make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable members of our community through our shared support of impact causes.
This video created by the California Masonic Foundation, and offers an inspiring perspective of our Masonic quest to live a meaningful life.
Where to start your Journey?
First of all, if you know a Freemason, ask them first.
Becoming a Freemason is like going on a journey: from joining as an Entered Apprentice, it typically takes one or two years to become a Master Mason, with each of the three stages marked by a special ceremony.
Visit http://ugle.org.uk/ who will give you an overview.
More Reading and Guidance Can be found here
To see how Freemasons have had an impact in England and Wales, Visit the Masonic Charitable Foundation
A thriving community of Masonic Lodges are on Twitter, you can have a look here