I Am Freemasonry

                           I am Freemasonry

      I was born in antiquity, in the ancient days when man first dreamed
of God. I have been tried through the ages, and found true. The crossroads
of the world bear the imprint of my feet, and the cathedrals of all nations
mark the skill of my hands. I strive for beauty and for symmetry. In my
heart is wisdom and strength and courage for those who ask. Upon my altar
is the Book of Holy Writ  and my prayers are to the One Omnipotent God, my
sons work and pray together, without rank or discord, in the public mart
and in the inner chamber. By signs and  symbols I teach the lessons of
life and of death and the relationship of man with God and of man with
man. My arms are widespread to receive those of lawful age and good report
who seek me of their own free will. I will accept them and teach them to
use my tools in the building of men, and thereafter, find direction in
their own quest for perfection so much desired and so difficult to attain.
I lift up the fallen and shelter the sick. I hark to the orphan's cry, the
widow's tears, the pain of the old and destitute. I am not church, nor
party, nor school, yet my sons bear a full share of responsibility to God,
to country, to neighbor and themselves.  They are freemen, tenacious of
their liberties, and alert to lurking danger.  At the end I commit them as
each one undertakes the journey beyond the vale into the glory of
everlasting life. I ponder the sand within the glass and think how small
is a single life in the eternal universe. Always have I taught
immortality, and even as I raise men from darkness into light, I am a way
of life.

                                   I am freemasonry.

The International Guild

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