Why should I join Ohio Freemasonry? What are the benefits?
Ohio Freemasonry includes about 450 lodges and thousands of men across the state who believe in honor, integrity, truth, and love of country–men of respect, kindness, and tolerance, fully accepting of our brothers’ religion, race, age, status, or culture. By becoming an Ohio Freemason, you join a fraternity committed to finding and uniting men eager to improve themselves by doing good in the world. Here are some more benefits:
Acceptance – Opportunity to associate with men whom you would otherwise never know based on their station in life, occupation, location, or age.
Wisdom – Receiving and passing on the knowledge of manhood, of being a good man and true, including as a father, son, or brother, and of being a mentor to others.
Knowledge – Asking for and receiving counsel from friends and brothers about life’s challenges, whether it be fixing a broken faucet, buying and financing a home, or learning about leadership and service.
Respect – Being recognized as a man of honor and reputation in the community by men you care about because your deportment and behavior warrant that recognition.
Fellowship and Enjoyment– Sometimes just have fun! Enjoying the company of other men with whom you share a common understanding and experience forms the basis of many Masonic activities. With this comes acceptance, respect, friendship, trust, and support.
Accomplishment – Feeling like you are contributing to something that will last through time; being part of something greater than yourself. and that can become a gift to future generations.
Satisfaction – Finding balance or harmony between work, family, community, and faith by living your fraternal promise.
Brotherhood – Being part of a worldwide network of men who share certain values and who will welcome you if you choose to visit.
Relevance – Making a profound difference in Ohio, devoting countless hours and over $1 million each year to help those in our own backyard.
Achievement of a Life Well-Lived – Some ancient philosophers defined happiness as the satisfaction realized upon the completion of a virtuous life of meaning and accomplishment.
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