Objectives of our Order (I.O.O.F.)
The recognition by All persons of
our universal consanguinity in
One Great Divine Human Family
on Planet Earth
That's the BIG GOAL. Our smaller goals are
Now to do any of these, we must physically continue as viable
Lodges, and therefore we have
- - to reduce human misery and suffering,
- - to help our local Lodge members when sick or distressed,
- - to lift and inspire human aspirations .
- - to interest people in working in the Lodge way.
Since we don't believe as an Order in any of the distinctions or
classes into which societies divide the One Human Family, obviously
we do not believe that people are worthier or better just because they
have joined our Lodges. It is what people do for each another, Lodge member
or no, that determines this. Lodge membership is not the way everyone
wants to work. But it is a great way of life, and we need people of
good will and community spirit to join us. Getting them into our Lodges,
while secondary in an absolute sense, is a goal we cannot fail, lest
the higher goals fail also.