Jay Milla, P.M., wants me to demit my membership in SMP #307.
“To demit from a lodge is to resign one’s membership, on which occasion a certificate of good standing and a release from all dues is given to the applicant, which is technically called a demit.” -The Principles of Masonic Law, Chapter XVII
It is almost impossible to get kicked out of Freemasonry. If you don’t approve of one of your Brother Masons, you can always ask him to cease attending lodge. Find a few Brothers to talk it over with, and then send the ostracized Mason a letter asking him to demit.
Dear Worshipful Jay Milla:
Thank you for your suggestion that I demit from Masonry, however, at this time I respectfully decline to take such a drastic measure. As you well know, we are all made Masons in our hearts and as such no man can ever really become un-Masonized. I was a Freemason before I was born and I shall remain a Mason long after I have passed from this veil of tears.
Rather than demit from Santa Monica-Palisades Lodge No. 307, I will simply cease attending lodge functions per your request. Please forgive me for attempting to attend lodge with out honoring your RSVP/Protocols. I was unaware that you were implementing a Los Angeles County Department of Health RSVP/Protocol Order. I am sorry for the disharmony that my actions have caused in the lodge. If there is anything that I can do to make amends for my egregious behavior, please just let me know. Perhaps if I explain to the county health inspector that am ignorant of official protocols, the lodge could somehow be absolved of any wrongdoing. If you would like to contact me in the future, my Masonic dues are currently paid up until December 31, 2022. The last thing I would want to happen is for SMP307 to loose any business permits because I failed to RSVP last Wednesday evening.
Lodge Masonry vs. Esoteric Freemasonry
Although lodge Masonry is not the cosmic end all to be all that I assumed it was, I have since found the secrets of the Universe that I was looking for within the rarified realm of esoteric Freemasonry. Meditating upon the black and white icons of Masonry has facilitated a mind/body/soul healing that has transformed the very essence of my being. When I went into the Masonic Home at Covina I was dying, but now I feel like I will live to be over a hundred years old.
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
My rejuvenated spirit caused me to spontaneously jump up and drive over to lodge last Wednesday evening. My soul was brimming over with healing energy to share with the lodge. How ironic that you should ask me to stay away just when I am better prepared to give.
Perhaps it is all for the better because I don’t engage in pubic good works. My way is to give my alms in secret.
Virtual Lodge of Esoteric Masonry
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