My latest piece ” That Which Has Been Lost – The Basics Part One” has been published on the Midnight Freemasons website. I hope you will check it out and please share it on your social media.
Not long ago I was speaking to a Brother. We were on the subject of the differences between lodge meetings today versus what Masonic lodges were like a century ago. The during the discussion the Brother asked me what I believed caused the change. Honestly, I had never given the subject much thought.
Over the last few weeks, I began to come up with a theory on how we got to where we are today. If you will notice I use the word theory. There is no scholarly research into the subject, just what my gut tells me how things changed. In a way, this theory not only made me realize why we might have such a division between the several generations of men who comprise a Masonic lodge and Freemasonry in total.
I believe if we are going to change how lodges are run we are going to have everyone sit down and have a discussion. Not anger or lectures on how things used to dine but all sides laying out their beliefs and their wants, much like management and union members hammering our a labor contract, and maybe we can all hammer out some kind of compromise.