As a Master Mason one learns that the one great goal of Freemasonry is the betterment of mankind - the never - ending process of elevating mankind from darkness to light. The enlightenment of the mind and the soul.
Freemasonry teaches self-respect, self-restraint and reason. In a world permeated with the spirit of selfish rivalry, it teaches Universal Love and Brotherhood. In a world of intolerance and bigotry it teaches understanding and kindness. In a world of cynical disbelief, it teaches reverence for Deity. In a world floundering in the depths of a great moral and spiritual depression, Freemasonry teaches industry and self- reliance, and temperance and integrity. Its emphasis is always on the nobler point of view and the finer choice of conduct. In a changing and superficial world, it points to the eternal and fundamental principles that have emerged unchanged from every transition era.
The Royal Arch holds firm to the belief in the Brotherhood of Man, the Fatherhood of God, and the Immortality of the Human Soul in high regard. He, who is a member thereof, knows that nowhere within the halls will anything occur to cause him to forfeit his self-respect, or give him the slightest embarrassment. Capitular Masonry is intensely human; it has its serious aspects and its humorous side. A Royal Arch Mason becomes a more fully-informed ambassador, by improving oneself in Masonry, of the Craft - so that he may effectively help the thousands, yes millions, of his Brethren who are endeavoring to carry the "torch of light" out of our Temples and into the heart of mankind.
Why should anyone become a Royal Arch Mason?
- To make themselves a better person by strengthening your beliefs, .
- To assist in making others better people.
- To continue the search for that which Masonry has only begun to teach and impress upon us.
- To become the leaders in the Masonic Craft and thereby within the community.
- To become better informed and thereby a leader in education of the social, moral and social virtues.
- To become more committed to making a difference.
and lastly, but not necessarily the least, or most, important reason is to be able to travel to foreign countries and visit in their Lodges where many still require that you must have received the Royal Arch Degree or Degree of Holy Royal Arch in order to have completed the Master Mason Degree and thereby be afforded a seat in their Lodge.