Become a Mason
Are you hesitating in becoming a Mason?
The Most Worshipful York Grand Lodge of Mexico F.&A.M. is interested in providing you with the best experience throughout your admission process; hence, if you do not feel confident about applying for membership, below you will find some resources that you could consider to convince yourself about your belonging into the Freemasonry.
What is in Freemasonry for you?
When asked about the benefits of their membership in Freemasonry, most members speak of the friendships they make or the spiritual and philosophical growth it has stirred in them.
And men receive other benefits from becoming Masons, including the following:
A network of mutual aid.
Masons pledge to help, aid, and assist each other in every walk of life. However, many times this prerogative usually is mix up and some people believe that Freemasonry is a kind of insurance company or a chain of favours institution. Every mason assumes the commitment to support a brother according to its possibilities as long as this fraternal support does not represent a charge for him or is regarded about something unlawful.
Strengthen your spirit.
Freemasonry does not desire or attempt to replace a man’s religious beliefs. But it does encourage him to study his own religion and strengthen his own faith. The aim of Freemasonry is teaching to its members to understand whole humanity is a solely family, where there is no space for fake prejudices of ethnics, religions, hierarchies, titles or whatever another concept that pretends to divide men or segregate one from each other.
Every Grand Lodge is different and offers its own programs to its members. In the case of the Most Worshipful York Grand Lodge of Mexico F.&A.M. we publish a regular magazine called "Trestle Board" to inform our members about benefits and activities.
What do Masons believe in?
Freemasonry is a charitable, benevolent, educational, and religious fraternity, and it does not hide its principles and beliefs. It is not a secret society. It does not hide its locations, and it does not require its members to hide their participation.
Freemasonry does have ceremonies it wants to keep private, along with methods of identification (passwords, handshakes, and others), just as corporations have the information they want to keep confidential.
No international administration or authority controls Freemasonry. You can not call some office to get the official, worldwide policy position of Masons because no such policy exists.
In Mexico the Freemasonry has adopted several shapes due to several historical facts, however, talking about this Grand Lodge, this has adopted the basic beliefs which are common to all regular, mainstream Masonic organizations.
Simply put, Masons believe in the golden rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated. The golden rule is part of every major world religion, so it qualifies as the single, unifying theme of all faiths. Its most basic concept is the cornerstone of Freemasonry, no matter how it is phrased.
Masonic charity doesn’t just mean writing a check or throwing coins in a basket. It means giving a part of oneself and one’s time — commodities that are always in short supply. By participating in improving the life of a whole community or a single human being, by example, they hope to encourage others to do the same.
Light in a Masonic lodge is a symbol of spiritual truth and knowledge, and every candidate must discover that light on his own. To be in darkness is to be ignorant and unaware. No lodge ceremony or Masonic lesson can pretend to provide ultimate truth for a Mason, but Masonry seeks to inspire the individual to search for knowledge on his own.
MAKING GOOD MEN, BETTER
For three hundred years, we have helped good men become the best version of themselves due to a dedicated fraternity and by taking the oath of living a life of integrity, service and brotherly love.