Just before we were to tyle before our last stated meeting a very elderly man came into the Temple. I went over to introduce myself as Master of the Lodge.
The gentleman asked if he might be able to receive his Fellow Craft Degree. He said he had been regularly initiated here 60 years ago.
Astonished I asked why it had taken him so long to return.
He replied, “I was learning to subdue my passions and now I am ready to improve myself in Masonry.”