New blood

The effort to bring new blood to a Lodge is a complex and challenging experience. As in every human experimenting is sometimes a time for happiness and some a time for risk and uncertainty. This is probably the reason why it is so odd and surprising. In a time of looking for the least effort for the major reward one may ask what led adult Men to approach the Craft and want to be part of it. Curiosity, belief or just essay may be sufficient explanations. But great part of these may be find in other places and other contingencies. But there is always new people knocking at the door. Not the heaven's door envisaged in Eric Clapton's song but the Craft's door. Only through the ritual we may understand the meaning of the three knocks, but in this space will be enough to respond to the embedded questions that it is a rewarded experience [by itself]. Although it is a surprising and, sometimes, harduous experience. For those who haven't knock just enter - in a time of personal need or suffering- in a Temple close to your house or office and take 15 minute to be alone and ask to your consciousness: what can I expect from life? what is the sense of my own personal experience? how can honor my fellowmen? and how can I express to God or the divine entity I cherish, that individual life has a meaning, a sense and an outcome? 
Let me quote the Genesis:
[...] In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon  the face of waters [...] And God created Man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said upon them, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fowl of the sea. and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. [...] and God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it; because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made[...] 
And look inside you for the possible answers...