Among the synonyms for loyalty are fidelity, faithfulness, allegiance, and constancy. True loyalty is associated in our thoughts with that which is good. Since it is good, it must be inspired of God, who is good, and encompasses all that is good. To spiritual sense, there is naught but good. God, being just, could not create anything that is not good. Christ Jesus gave instructions in loyalty to the lawyer when he said: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." There could be no disloyalty if one adhered to this wise counsel. Since loyalty such as this is a good quality, it should be cultivated by all mankind.

Unselfishness, courage, humility, patience, charity, and love are closely related to loyalty. Indeed, it is impossible to conceive of their being divorced. One cannot designate as loyal the thought of an individual who voices or gives ear to hurtful criticism of a friend, or a cause which he is supposed to support.

June 30, 1934

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