Le Constructeur Principal The Master Builder And the Psalmist said: "The heavens declare the glory of G-D and the firmament showeth his handiwork."
The universe shows such perfect mathematical and intense geometrical proportion and design, that only G-D, the Supreme Great Architect, could account for its flawlessness.
Scientists agree that the earth rotates on its axis at the rate of 1,000 miles per hour; if it rotated at 100 miles per hour, the days and nights would be ten times as long as they are now; the earth would alternately burn and freeze, and vegetation could not live.
The sun, science has calculated, has a surface temperature of 12,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The earth is at the exact distance necessary to receive the precise amount of needed heat to sustain itself. If the moon were not at the precise distance from the earth, the ocean tides would flood the land completely twice a day.
If the ocean were only a few feet deeper, the carbon dioxide and oxygen would be completely absorbed, resulting in the situation that no vegetation could live on earth.
With such evidence, who can deny the existence of the Supreme Great Architect of the Universe? Albert Einstein, a world renowned physicist and much respected scientist, once stated: "A man who can stand before the Eternal Sources of this amazing universe without reverent awe, is blind." Reference scientific source: Dr. A. Grassy Morrison, former president of the New York Academy of Science The Search for Truth Take heed, Brethren; the cryptic understanding of Freemasonry cannot be found in the mere memorization, nor in the rote recitation of its most sacred ritual; for it would surely be a pure waste of man's innate intelligence and his true love for the Craft. Man, therefore, would not gain anything of value for himself, nor achieve any merit for the Fraternity.
The rote memorization of our ritual is not in the least that which is important, of and for the Craft or our Brethren. However, Brethren, the search for the esoteric Truth is where we will find ourselves deep within the realm of
Freemasonry and the true meaning and understanding of its wisdom.
Ritual is certainly important for the Craft, for it is the structural architecture that holds our beloved Craft together as a composite Fraternity; however, it is in the persistent scholarly search for the secret, in which the Truth of the Craft can be found. The authentic and true secret of Freemasonry can only be found in the sincere and relentless search of its philosophy.
Seek in earnest, Brethren, for the Truth with all your heart, for the knowledge our philosophy contains, and you will find it. I promise.
Brother David Kane is a Past Master and present Orator of Asbury Jordan Lodge No. 142, F. & A.M., Neptune, New Jersey. He resides at 44 Wyckham Road, Spring Lake, NJ 07762.
Published 080514 Updated: August 5, 2014 Top