THE MASONIC FUNERAL
Worshipful Master in a small Georgia town spent the first
four days making personal visits to each member of his Lodge, inviting
them to come to his first meeting.
The following Thursday, the Lodge was all but empty.
Accordingly, the Worshipful Master placed a notice in the local
newspapers, stating that" because the Lodge was dead, it was everyone's
duty to give it a decent MASONIC burial.
The funeral would be held in the
Masonic Temple the following Monday afternoon the notice
Morbidly curious, a large crowd turned out for the "funeral."
In front of the Altar, they saw a closed casket, smothered in flowers.
After the Chaplain delivered the eulogy, the Worshipful Master opened the
coffin and invited his Brethren to come forward and pay their final
respects to their DEAD Lodge.
Filled with curiosity, as to what would represent the corpse of a dead
lodge, all the Brethren eagerly lined up to look into the coffin.
EACH "MOURNER" PEEPED INTO THE COFFIN THEN QUICKLY TURNED AWAY WITH A
GUILTY, SHEEPISH LOOK.
In the coffin, tilted at the correct angle, was a LARGE MIRROR.
His point....... ....REMEMBER THE OBLIGATIONS WE ALL TOOK MY BRETHREN
ATTEND AND SUPPORT OUR LODGE.
Hopefully his actions were taken to heart, by his Lodge Brethren, as what
he did was to tell us that without the Brethren attending Lodges we will
all have A
MASONIC LODGE FUNERAL to attend.
Author is Unknown, but his writings are a message to all of us.