Friday, 12 October 2018

Friendship Lodge October 2018

Friendship Lodge No. 691's Bro. Rodney Brown's Uncle, Bro. John Brown, presented him with the Lewis Jewel at their October 2018 regular meeting.

The Lewis Jewel contains the Lewis Device that Stone Masons would use to help lift large stones. The Jewel is given to brethren whose direct family lineage contains Masons.

Bro. John Brown gave a nice presentation:

I stand before you to present the Lewis Jewel. The Lewis goes back to antiquity; facts have proven it was used to help build Hadrian's Wall, the Pyramids in Egypt and the Great Wall of China. The Lewis was adopted by Free Masonry because it encompassed the three Graces: Faith, Hope and Charity. Faith that it would hold the weight, Hope that it would not break and Charity of the master to allow the craft men to use it. Above all it showed the guiding light of Masonry, always upward. It is still used today under different names, so if you have a brother who has fallen, remember the Lewis and reach down and assist by lifting him up and place him back in the brotherhood of Masonry. Keep the three Graces in your heart and wear the Lewis with pride.

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