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Sukkot, 02 Oct 17

Sukkot, 02 Oct 17 I’ve always loved Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables because in it, the story’s hero is redeemed and restored by one powerful, transformative act of kindness. The main character in the book is Jean Valjean, a convict who was unjustly imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread to give to his starving sister. In the opening scene, Valjean, recently paroled and dubbed as an outcast by society, is taken...

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Traditional Lodge Model

“A Return to the Traditional Lodge Model” published in the 2011 edition of the Scottish Rite Research Society’s Journal HeredomĀ 1: It is a tradition of Freemasonry that the fraternity is, above all else, an initiatic order whose main purpose is to teach good men to subdue their passions, become masters over themselves, and grow in life to be better men. It is a tradition of Freemasonry that only those who are duly and...

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