To help recognize the Thanksgiving holiday, we asked more than 98,000 fans on the Masons of California Facebook page why they are most thankful for Freemasonry. More than 100 people participated. Here are some examples of what they said:
• Scott Smith: I’m truly thankful for my first year in Masonry. The fellowship and brotherly love I have received have changed my life. Happy Thanksgiving to all my brothers and their families worldwide.
• Jason Evans: To have the love and support of men I most likely would have never encountered otherwise. By simply being around them I am motivated to become a better man.
• Kevin Tate: I am thankful for the bond, and the opportunity to serve while trying to become that perfect ashlar.
• Alisa R. Pierini: I live in Manhattan now … Coming from a Masonic family, when I see a brother while I’m out or on the train I feel safe and like I’m with family. And I am very thankful for that.
• Michael Aguero: Just knowing complete strangers across the globe can be my closest allies and share such a bond of trust.
• Carl Vetter: After 26 years in the Air Force, no matter where around the world I went, I could always find a brother.
• Chris Holme: I am thankful for Masonry because it forces us to be non-divisive. When you are in an environment where you don’t discuss politics or religion people can come together and become great friends and accomplish great things. We have many great friends that, but for Freemasonry, we would have never had the chance to interact with.
• Laurean Callander: They raised me well. If it wasn’t for the California Masonic Lodge, I fear for the worldly life I could’ve had. Thank you for opening your arms to a 12-year-old girl and teaching her grace, service, and how to love strangers. I am grateful for all of you!
• Michael Schillage: Freemasonry has changed my life and really brought me back to the true values I was taught as a kid. I thank both the almighty power and my family for implementing these values in me. Thanks also to the true brothers that I have worldwide.
View more comments and join the conversation on the Masons of California Facebook page.
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