More Light – January 17, 2011

Mehr Licht!
More Light!
Number 313 – January 17, 2011

Judge Kindly
By anonymous

Don’t expect perfection in a man because he is a Mason. If you do, you will be disappointed. Masonry makes a man better, but no human agency can make him perfect. If he is a Mason, you have the right to presume he is a fairly good man, but do not condemn Masonry even if a few Masons turn out bad. Even the great Teacher Himself had a Judas. The aim and purpose of Masonry is to receive none but good men, keep them good and make them better. Judge the institution not by a few failures, but by the average of its success. That average is high and it consequently gives standing to its members, but it cannot be an infallible guide.

Words to live by: Before you flare up at another’s faults, take time to count ten of your own.

To view and participate in this week’s Masonic Monday Question, please go to  and click on the Lodge Education forum, or  When you have an answer, send it to The Masonic Monday Question for the week of 01-17-11 is: From the Charge at closing is this sentence: “Let is not be supposed that you have here ‘labored in vain, and spent your strength for naught; for your work is with the Lord, and your recompense with God:”  Where did the underlined portion of that sentence originate from?

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