|Creason and Hussey Illinois Grand Lodge October 2013|
Then I thought back to when I first joined. I thought the same thing. I thought it was a very serious organization--very somber, traditional, ritualistic, and very dedicated to very serious work. And it is all that. In the beginning I behaved in much the same way I do in church. I was always on my best behavior (which for somebody like me is a very challenging thing to accomplish).
|It's important to know the difference.|
|People often speculate about what goes on in a Lodge of Freemasons. Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.|
|This circulated around Facebook earlier this year . . . not hard to figure out it was Hussey that did it.|
I almost always think to myself "they're never going to pull this degree together in just a couple weeks." Then we get to that night, and the lights go down, and the degree begins, and without exception, these same men who were laughing and clowning around at practice perform those parts flawlessly. Most of them have done those parts over and over again, and they know exactly what they're doing. It is a truly remarkable thing to see.
There's a time to be serious, and there's a time to have fun. In Freemasonry, you'll have ample opportunity to do both.
~Todd E. Creason, 33°
originally published July 9, 2015