Masonry is the greatest fraternity that has ever existed, and in today’s world, we face many challenges. Society is not what it once was, and as a result, our Masonic teachings and ideals seem to be slipping away. The Masonic philosophy of taking a good man and making him better is still the best way of preserving our fraternity and in doing so make the world around us a better place to live. The process of making new members begins with our ritual and the process of teaching the catechism. The teaching of these lessons and other Masonic ideals builds character and friendships which last forever (true Brotherly love).