How do you define loyalty? Is it a quality we can take for granted? That’s hardly believable. Dogs can be loyal, but that is out of survival and willingness to please their human owner. If another owner takes over for the care of a dog, the dog is loyal to that new owner as long as it is treated as well if not better.
What about to people? Should we be loyal to people? How far does that loyalty go or what period of time, even what circumstances merit our loyalty? From experience, I have learned that loyalty to a friend, a human friend that is, can be quite challenging and needs to be taken very seriously. Having a loyal friend or mate is a rare experience for some. Being able to rely on that person when we are at our lowest is essential in the times we live in. Knowing that we can call out of the blue and know that no matter what it is, or where we are, that loyal friend will be there to help pick up the pieces of our puzzled life. This in itself is something no money, charity or material wealth can replace. If that friend was our mate, we could know that they will stand by us every step of the way till “death do us part.” Relying on them to pick us up and be able to love us no matter what mistakes we make.
But what if that loyalty is broken by that mate? How can we rely on them for any situation that arises? Will they still be there for us? Have they moved on to “greener pastures” as they may see it? Would we be able to accept them back if they decided that they had not made the best choice and wanted another chance to regain that loyalty? I have no idea what I would do. Thankfully, I found a loyal mate. Until death parted us, we remained loyal. I have known some who were not as blessed with that. If they decide to give that mate another chance, who are we to say they shouldn’t. If they decide not to, who are we to tell them to stay together.
OUR OPINION DOES NOT COUNT! And really, that is all it is. An opinion which everyone seems to wants to give whether we ask for it or not. Very rude to force an opinion on anyone for that matter. WE HAVE NO RIGHT OR PLACE TO GIVE IT! Still, there are those who do anyway. It’s hard to confide in someone that always gives their opinion and won’t hear an opinion of others. The MOST important issue of loyalty, is to God himself. He has the final say as to who will be in the “book of life”. And only he has the power to read the hearts of those involved in this situation. Here’s a thought: Find out what God wants, then copy his actions. I really think we all will be better off. Don’t you agree?