Many regard freemasons as an 18th-century boys’ club, all funny aprons and comedic handshakes. That’s good for the masons themselves, but it’s our mistake.
The most senior figures are listed, but surely that’s a sop because, all the while, the vast majority of lay members, “the brotherhood”, remain anonymous.
What’s the problem, they will ask you, but don’t be fooled. No one joins the masons for the handshakes. It must be for the benefits it can bring.