As a candidate begins his journey into Masonry, he is a neophyte. He needs strength and, most of all, guidance. He needs understanding and support. His future successes are in his present education, orientation, and acceptance.
Those who are assigned to assist him in the memory work are known as catechism instructors. These more knowledgeable Brethren should also help in communicating, within the limits of each Degree, the sound educational process of understanding, knowledge, and awareness. The memory work is important, but it can only be effective if it is accompanied by understanding. It is not enough to memorize. We must relate, educate, stimulate, and concentrate on his awareness, understanding, and illumination.