I recently participated in the Spring Seminar Session.
These sessions are a way for the Masters, and the other
officers on their way to East, to meet and to learn new
leadership skills to help them in the lodge, and to
teach them new things happening within the craft. In one
of the seasons we discussed what the Square and
Compasses Brand, that Masons are known for, mean to us.
In our Entered Apprentice degree, we learn what the two
symbols mean for
the craft. The Square teaches us to square our actions
by the square of virtue
and morality. The Compasses teaches us to circumscribe
our desires and keep
our passions within due bounds with all mankind
especially the brethren. We
also learn the Square represents the Worshipful Master
for it is the emblem of
his office, and that the Compasses represent the Craft.
In operative masonry, the square and compasses also have
rolls. The square helps them square their work or was
used for measurement
purposes along with finding right angles. The compasses
are used to make
circles or arcs, along with helping for navigation
During the Session, it was discussed how the Square and
different meanings to different people. Whether it’s a
reminder of our
obligations when we are not in a lodge room, or a way to
Masons in our lives. Some people see it was a way to
show others that they
are Masons in times of trouble, such as when getting
pulled over by the police.
No matter what the Square and Compasses means to you,
remember that to
the outside world, they are a way for them to know you
are a Mason. We are
supposed to be men striving to make the world a better
place. Try to
remember the positive aspects of Freemasonry that we
want the world to know
about, when they see the Square and Compasses on us. If
you are doing
something that does not show us in the best light,
others could believe that is
how all of us really are.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Justin M. Winter
June 2, 2017
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