Masonic shirts…why do Freemasons wear them?
Lodge members find that the most important value of Freemasonry membership is the social aspect of joining a network of other like-minded men who have strong moral and ethical values.
Masonic lodge membership growth does not begin at the Grand Lodge level nor at the lodge level.
It begins with you. (and me)
Just like our working symbol, the Masonic beehive of industry signifies…each bee in the hive has an obligation to actively promote the interests of their hive.
Each Freemason is Freemasonry’s ambassador to the outside world of non-Freemasons.
Masonic shirts are not only one of the best ways to let the world know how proud you are to be a Freemason; they are the easiest way to help others learn about the fraternity.
Freemasons wear Masonic apparel at Masonic events such as fundraisers, special lodge events, charity relief events, open meetings, family functions and more.
Lodge membership is a special brotherhood, which promotes the spiritual, moral, social and intrinsic need within all human beings to become a part of something bigger than themselves.
Members attempt to help other travelers along life’s journey to find Freemasonry’s true light which encompasses brotherly love, truth and relief through charity work .
When people ask about your Masonic apparel, this is an excellent opportunity to be able to tell them a little bit about your lodge and why you are a member.
Invite them to your lodge at refreshment time and give them a tour of your lodge so they can meet other lodge members.
It is as easy as that!
Each of us, working together, become a living force to proactively promote our own individual lodge’s growth, as well as the fraternity, itself.
Will Masonic shirts do all that?
Yes. Freemasonry truly does make good men, better. Much like sports fans wear their team’s colors, wearing Masonic apparel does more than just show your pride in the fraternity.
It is one of the few ways within the 2-B-1-Ask-1 system in which each individual member can personally contribute and support their own lodge’s growth and value system.
Source: MASONIC EDUCATION BLOG