Joseph Cavasinni has long felt that one of the main things holding society back is its tendency not to accept people of other races, religions, ages or social standings. Freemasonry, therefore, was a breath of fresh air for Joseph, and as a member of Glenroy Lodge he has undertaken to live up to the Masonic values of bettering himself, fostering good morals, and treating people with the same level of respect that one should treat themselves. “Freemasonry has enabled me in many ways,” Joseph explains, “it has enabled me to be more rational, to listen more, and to be more aware of my community.” Joseph also feels that through the instruction provided by the Craft he has learned to take a step back and be thoughtful when making decisions in his life, and to try to be more compassionate in all things.
When talking about what people interested in joining Freemasonry should understand, Joseph says that the organisation is not just a ‘once-a-month’ commitment; that it should be viewed as a way to carry your morals and values into your everyday life. “To embrace Freemasonry”, Joseph says, “you have to live and breathe it.” His final words of wisdom are to ignore the negative stories about Freemasonry which have no substance to them: “look beyond that nonsense, and find out for yourself.”