3 Principles Of Freemasonry
Three Great Principles
There are Three Great Principles in Freemasonry which have been followed for many years:
Every true Freemason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and behave with kindness and understanding to his fellow creatures.
Freemasons are taught to practice charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole, both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.
Freemasons strive for truth, requiring high moral standards and aiming to achieve them in their own lives. Freemasons believe that these principles represent a way of achieving higher standards in life.
A common expression used to describe Freemasonry is that it exists to “make good men better.” To this end, the purpose of Freemasonry is to teach those universal ethical principles that guide all good men.
It teaches kindness in the home, honesty in business, courtesy in society, fairness in work, pity and concern for the unfortunate, resistance toward evil, help for the weak, forgiveness for the penitent, love for one another, and above all, reverence and love for God.
These principles are so universal to the basis of a working society that they are an essential way of life for each of its members.