The Masonic Lodge Funeral
Does your Masonic Lodge need to do this same thing?
A new Worshipful Master in a small Georgia town spent the first
four days making personal visits to each of the members, inviting
them to come to his first Lodge 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
their duty to give it a decent burial. The funeral was scheduled
for the following Monday afternoon.
Morbidly curious, a large crowd turned out for the "funeral."
In front of the Altar, they saw a closed coffin, smothered in flowers.
After the Chaplain had delivered the eulogy, he opened the coffin
and invited his Brethren to come forward and pay their final respects
to their dead Masonic Lodge
Filled with curiosity as to what would represent the corpse of a
"Dead Lodge," all the Brethren eagerly lined up to look in 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.
My brethren, Remember the obligation we all took.
Attend, participate and support your local lodge.
----- Author Unknown ------