If a man will beginn with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in ceranties. Francis Bacon
Sometimes knowledge can be an impediment to true understanding. When we are convinced of knowing something, we close ourselves to the possibility that there might be more that we have to understand.
But when we encounter something with an open mind, an open heart and a basic sense of humility, we can learn more than we can imagine.
Freemasonry always offers one more exercise, deeper insights, and a chance for a better understanding. All of us brothers are asked to be open to this “more” of knowledge.
Therefore, we should seek to expand our Masonic knowledge every day.
Those who believe that this request applies only to the ritual content have already closed themselves to the infinite possibilities that Freemasonry offers.
Every brother should remain open to new knowledge. To keep a remaining doubt on his knowledge. And to trust that this will ultimately lead to the certainty we seek and strive for.