Tuesday, October 30, 2007
For my first post, I would like to discuss my inability to attend my lodge's regularly stated meetings. In my quest for knowledge, I've signed up for two Master's Degree classes in the evenings at my local university. Striking an opportunity, I was able to put both classes back-to-back on Mondays, thereby reducing my commuting time to the university to once a week.
However, Monday nights are our stated meetings. As a newly raised Master Mason (August of this year), I am still energized by the previous degrees and wish to use that which I have been taught in regular fellowship with my brothers. Of course, the lodge has other nights for the appendant bodies, but I haven't joined those either for the reason stated above.
I volunteer for things such as our random Saturday ritual practices now and then, but I'm certainly ready and willing for the scales of balance to level back out to a healthy mix of both career and masonic development.
Have you ever been unable to regularly attend lodge activities due to activities beyond your control?