With fifth point of fellowship we are encouraged to give wise counsel to our
Brother Freemason and to support him in his time of need. In Ancient Craft
Masonry, the hand symbolized the support, while the whispered counsel, if
found worthy, was equally common. The key is to see the responsibility of
communicating good advice and providing support and help in implementing
that advice. No matter who we are, we will need some help at some time, and,
as Freemasons, we should strive to be available to offer our assistance to
others when needed.
Thus the Five
Pointed Star reminds us to extend love and affection to our Brother
Freemasons, doing for each of them as we would wish done for each of
us. Each point carries an important lesson and responsibility found
within the teachings of the Third Degree. Never forget that
five-pointed ritual and the bonds that unite us into a sacred band
of friend and brothers who strive to emulate the love of the Supreme
Grand Architect of the Universe.