More Confused Than Before

A newly raised Master Mason approached his Worshipful Master after a lodge meeting. He was very agitated and confused.

MM: “Worshipful Master, now that I have been raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason, I am more confused than before. I do not understand the meaning of the words you spoke in my ear when I was raised. Will you explain them to me?”

WM: “Brother, when you joined this lodge did I tell you that I would explain the Master’s Word to you?”

MM: “No, Worshipful Master.”

WM: “Brother, when you petitioned this lodge did I tell you that I would communicate the Master’s Word to you?”

MM: “No, Worshipful Master.”

WM: “Brother, did you petition this lodge to learn the Master’s Word?”

MM: “How could I have done so? When I petitioned the lodge, I didn’t know the Master’s Word existed. Now I know about the Master’s Word, even though I don’t understand it. But before, I didn’t know something was missing.”

WM: “Do you remember where you were first prepared to be made a Mason?”

MM: “Yes, in my heart.”

And the new Master Mason was brought to light.