A new Masonic Year
Doing ritualism has it has been done in the last three hundred years Freemasonry aims to confront the eternal questions: what is the mission of Men on Earth?; how much spirituality do we need to make people that surround us happier?; what interlinks Men with God?
Faith has a role surely in this debate but the pursuit of enlightenment helps Man to understand (better) that he is not in the center of the Universe, that other realities co-exist beyond human frustrations, ambitions or hatred. The search for spirituality turn to be again an important topic of reflexion in the communion of Men; it is however a road with many obstacles and demons. People are tempted to use the ignorance (and belief) of some to impose by force some sort of dogmatism and make the others slave of it. We assist to it many times in history and as we know history repeats itself sometimes as a drama, and other as a farse.
This is the advantage of Freemasonry as an open-minded Order, open to everyone that pursuits a faith but not interested in taking side in the battleground among religions and clergy. A battle that somehow has been insinuated under the arguments of rechristianization and respect for the universality of the Islam. These are topics that we are not interested because they derivate Men from their crucial issues, to have their job done, to help those who are in need, and create better conditions for the future generations.