A Search For Truth

The real object of Freemasonry, in a philosophical and religious sense, is the search for truth. This truth is, therefore, symbolized by the Word. From the first entrance of the Apprentice into the Lodge, until his reception of the highest degree, this search is continued. It is not always found and a substitute must sometimes be provided. Yet whatever be the labors he performs, whatever the ceremonies through which he passes, whatever the symbols in which he may be instructed, whatever the final reward he may obtain, the true end of all is the attainment of Truth...

As Freemasons, we cherish the pursuit of wisdom. We strive for enlightenment through the pursuit of the knowledge found in our symbols, rituals and allegory. By striving to live with virtue and compassion and by maintaining an ongoing curiosity about our world, we continue to embody the spirit of enlightenment.

Source: www.massfreemasonry.org

Masonry has come down from the far past. It uses the tools of the builder’s trade as emblems and symbols to teach Masons how to build character and moral stature. It teaches service to God, to a Brother, and to all mankind.

Source: The Masonic Burial Service

“Masonry was not made to divide men, but to unite them, leaving each man free to think his own thoughts and fashion his own system of ultimate truth. All its emphasis rests upon two extremely simple and profound principles, love of God and love of man.”
J.F. Newton