Saturday, November 14, 2009

Corinthian Lodge #67 featured in the Pioneer Press

WB Paul Hardt, the Master of my Lodge, and I have been interviewed for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press. You can read the article on their website here. Jessica Fleming interviewed WB Hardt, MWB McCarthy, and myself about who we are and what we do as well as the setbacks and successes Minnesota Masonry is having in our Renaissance.

One quote that really stood out to me was by WB Paul.

Just as younger people are searching for a place to belong, they are also seeking the intangible, Hardt said.

"I think a lot of people today are looking for answers," he said. "They're looking for spiritual growth. I think Freemasonry can be part of the answer. We do not see it as a religion, though."

I think that all men seeking the philosophy of Freemasonry are looking for answers, looking for a guide to help make sense of the chaotic world outside the Lodge. Even as the world becomes almost unbearable, the brother can enter the Lodge to become a part of that order. Yet, that is what Freemasonry is, one path to understanding how to be a better man.

It is true that younger men are returning to Freemasonry. The Internet has truly changed the way the Fraternity can and will be perceived into the future. I view this blog and all the other social networks that I'm a part of to really complete the circle from being to knowing. We have all the tools we need to get things off the ground, we just need to use them. And yes, WB Chris, we did mention Freemasons for Dummies.

I want to thank Jessica and the Pioneer Press for allowing us the opportunity to discuss something that is so a part of our lives. Masonry is an essential part of my life, helping to guide me through its ups and downs.

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