Bro. Ronald S. Townsend, Jr.
Hello my Brothers! It’s been a long while since my last post and because I have something that has been weighing heavily on my mind I thought I would put it onto paper, or on a blog as the case may be. The many who know me know that I am big on using social media to shine a light on our great Fraternity. The problem is, some are shining the wrong light. Remember, when we post on the internet for all the world to see, it is not only a reflection of yourself, but a reflection of all of us. We all took an oath. I know that when I took that oath I didn’t truly understand the commitment and responsibility that came with it. As I became more involved it became glaringly apparent what that oath meant. It was the second sworn oath I made in my life. The first being to defend and protect this great country. The first one I understood completely. The oaths we take to become a Mason are a little more confusing at first but they are still oaths. It shouldn’t matter if you understood it or not because we as men, men of honor and conviction, should always be faithful to our sworn oaths. If not, what do we have? Empty promises.
We need to be mindful of what we do in our daily lives, especially if we are wearing pins, hats, clothing, stickers on our vehicles or anything that shows the world we are Masons. Not only for the world, but for ourselves and for our fellow Brethren. Look into your heart, are you living the a life that reflects what you want to stand for as a man and a Mason? It is not my place to tell you how to live your life but it is my duty as a Mason to remind you in the most tender manner of your failing and aid your reformation. I love and cherish this Fraternity and the many men that I now call Brothers. Please do not besmirch them or our great Fraternity. We all have our own opinions and it’s fine to post them online on your own personal pages but please do it in a mature and responsible way. Remember that oath and remember that the world is watching us.