Self Sacrifice & Service to Others

Markland Mason

Part 12 of a 16 part series regarding morals and conduct.

In our ritual we are taught “to encourage industry and reward merit; to supply the wants and relieve the necessities of brethren” to the utmost of our power. As Freemasons we are to serve the lodge and others as best as we can:

Men differ in nature, heredity and opportunity, but above all, in the ability to make full use of their talents or to overcome their disabilities. We can all, however, do our best with what means we have; the greater a man’s wealth, or the greater his intelligence and ability, then the greater his responsibility. We must work with the full length of our cable tow. (Henderson, 1996)


Universal brotherhood under the fatherhood of the Deity is one of the aims of Freemasonry. Therefore, we have no barriers as to creed or race when admitting members…

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