A Past Masters Perspective – Brother H. K. Swisher

Feast“There are a lot of wonderful experiences to be had in Freemasonry; many avenues to pursue, many people to meet, and so many friendships that are made. Of the time I have invested with my Fraternity in one capacity or another, one of the most treasured experiences has been that of serving as Worship Master. I have been fortunate to have had more than my fair share of Fraternal recognition and accolades, but involving myself in the officer line in my Blue Lodge has been the most rewarding, and the election to Worshipful Master of a Lodge, the unmatched pinnacle of Masonic experience. My fellow Past Masters know exactly what I am saying. Perhaps it is the place where so many men start their journey in Masonry; they develop associations, friendships, and share experiences that are unique and wonderful.

CodThe cliché that you only get out of something what you put into it, from my experience, is simply not true. I have gotten so much more out of my fraternal experience then I ever put into it, and I have put in a lot, so the treasure of that investment is better than all the riches in the world. Being Worshipful Master is not about the recognition, formality, schedule, duties, responsibilities, or the ritual. It is about the journey, the camaraderie, the support and the mentoring from so many talented men that have in their hearts your welfare and your success.

OntMomFrom my perspective, being Worshipful Master was pretty cool, and being a Past Master, a wonderful badge of distinction. If you are looking for something that can not be bought or found elsewhere, help your Lodge, get involved, and think about getting in the line. “