One of the most exacting duties in the ethics of Freemasonry is that a Mason shall not publicize the faults of a brother Mason, but shall whisper good counsel in his ear. Particularly is he to admonish an erring brother with reference to the peril of those faults and infirmities which lie within his own heart, and which stifle and crush virtue. These admonitions are to be given in a Masonic way — not with self-sufficient pride, not in imperious tones, not in the language of harshness; but with the magic tongue of love, with the language of brotherly affection, and with the persuasive attitude of "mercy unrestrained." The purpose and manner in which a brother is to be admonished is found in these biblical verses… Romans 15:4Colossians 3:162 Thessalonians 3:15

Biblical References

Romans 15:4

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

2 Thessalonians 3:15

Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

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