What are some of the benefits that come from being a Freemason?
Does being a Freemason make you rich? Can they help you become a celebrity? Perhaps a successful politician?
That would be a NO, to all of the above.
While there are many benefits of being a Freemason, those aren’t what you should look forward to if you’re thinking of becoming one.
However, there are plenty more benefits (which are far greater than wealth, power and influence) you need to know about. These are:
Those are just some of the benefits you can look forward to when you petition to join a Lodge.
If you are thinking of joining Freemasonry (a Fraternity which has Kings & Presidents within its ranks), this guide is for you.
I will explain all the points mentioned above in greater detail below (busting some myths along the way) + I will also share with a short guide that will explain to you how to become a Freemason. Let’s get started…
With Freemasonry, You Get A Second Family
When you join Freemasonry, you now have a network of ~6 million brothers worldwide (estimates vary but it is in the millions).
You’re lucky to have about a dozen of those meet in the Lodge you’ll be initiated in and they will treat you as a Brother from the first day you join.
The respect I receive from my brothers blows me away every time it is needed.
Your Brothers Can Be Found All Around The World
Those 6 million brothers are spread into (nearly) EVERY country on this face of this planet.
Anywhere you go in the world (apart from these countries where Freemasonry is officially banned); you can rest assured that you have a Brother somewhere close-by.
You can visit any Lodge in the world and attend Lodge meetings with your brothers.
It’s really amazing to travel to lodges worldwide and witness how they work the Craft and their degrees. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting a Lodge in Scotland recently and I was blown away).
It may be slightly different from what you’re used to, but the love and respect will always be there.
Be Part of Something Bigger Than You
Freemasonry has been around for hundreds (some say thousands) of years.
When you get initiated you’ll be part of this “legacy” that has a very, very long history.
You’ll be part of a fraternity that has had Kings & Presidents in its ranks and you should treat it accordingly.
Freemasonry Is Equal To All
One of the most amazing things is that in every lodge; every brother is equal.
There is no special treatment just because of your social status. In the lodge, all brethren are treated equally.
Personally, I know millionaires that do the “not-so-glamorous” work in the lodge and they do it proudly knowing that they are serving a Fraternity that is way bigger (and richer) than them.
It’s just amazing to see men from all over the world, of different races and religions all getting along keeping the centuries-old Masonic traditions alive.
Masonry Takes Good Men & Makes Them Better
Freemasonry takes good men and makes them better.
That is one of the main principles you’ll learn about when you become a Freemason.
You’ll learn how to better treat your fellow man and how to go about life being fair and square with the world.
Sure you can be a better person without Freemasonry, but being a Freemason is one way to do it!
The Charity Work
Once you’re part of a Lodge, you would have your annual fees to pay.
Most of these fees are used to cover the expenses of the lodge and to be spent on Charity.
Freemasons donate millions to building children’s hospitals, help underprivileged communities, disaster reliefs, etc and much much more.
What People Think The Benefits Are Of Being A Freemason
There’s a lot of bad information out there regarding the benefits and perks you get as a Freemason so let’s just address these myths:
What Does A Freemason Do?
Now that you have learned the benefits of being a Freemason and what you’ll be able to take out of it, let’s talk about what is required of you to be a member.
There will be many things for you to do, and they will all be explained to you before your initiation so you know exactly what is expected off you, but do not worry; it mostly involves being a man with a strong moral compass.
Of course, I can’t reveal too much information here, but trust me; Freemasonry is worth the journey.
How To Become A Freemason
Becoming a Freemason is a fairly simple and easy process. If you’re over the age of 21, have a clean record and you believe in a “Supreme Being”, you have what it takes to become a Freemason.
I’ve already published a guide about how to join here, but if you’re looking for a step by step process, I recommend you take a look at our recently publish ebook here:
The points listed above have been what I think are some of the major benefits of Freemasonry.
I am a relatively new Mason (5 years in now) and I am sure that throughout the years ahead I’m going to find out much more.
If you’re a Freemason already and feel I missed out on an important benefit, please do let us know in the comments below.
We’d love to hear some feedback from Masons across the world on what exactly is the point of Freemasonry and why they have become Masons themselves.
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed your time here!
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