Ready for 2nd Degree

by John Paul Gomez October 21, 2011

A little before Lodge is about to open an old man totters up to the
Tyler and says, "I"m here to receive my 2nd degree."
Well, they all look at this guy, who really is older than dirt, and
they ask him to explain.
"I was entered on July 4, 1922. Now I"m ready for my 2nd degree."
So they go scurrying for the records, and sure enough, there was
his name, entered on July 4, 1922.
"Where have you been all these years? What took you so long to be
ready for your 2nd?" they ask.
He replied: "I was learning to subdue my passions!"

Photo credit: * hiro008

John Paul Gomez
John Paul Gomez


W. Bro. John Paul Gomez (aka Paul, JP, JPG) is an artist by trade and a full-time father-of-4. He currently serves as the W.M. for Doric Lodge No. 316 AF&AM in Ontario, Canada. He is a Senior DeMolay and an honorary member of Harmonie Lodge No. 699 F&AM in Buffalo, New York. He likes to cook and is a big fan of Muaythai.

1 Response

Roberto Arias
Roberto Arias

July 08, 2012

Dear Brother,
I am going to share this story during Lodge on Monday.
May The G:.A:.O:.T:.U:. be with you.

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