Virtue of the Week: Faithfulness

Faithful Friends,

There are those who pass like ships in the night. Who we meet for a moment, then sail out of sight. With never a backward glance of regret; folks we know briefly then quickly forget. Then there are faithful friends who sail together through quiet waters and stormy weather helping each other through joy and through strife. And they are the kind who give meaning to life.

We all have encountered people who should have been faithful to us, who jumped ship when the going got tough. Kind of hurts doesn’t it!

Faithfulness means you stick to a commitment after the shine wears off… Faithfulness means saying no to the temptation of taking the easy way out… Faithfulness means you refuse to jump ship even when the waves of adversity are splashing over the decks of your relationship. Faithfulness means you stay true to your relationships no matter what it costs you.

God has not called me to be successful; He has called me to be faithful.Mother Teresa

Several years ago Pepper Rodgers was in the middle of a terrible season as football coach at UCLA. It even got so bad that it upset his home life. He recalls, “My dog was my only friend. I told my wife that a man needs at least two friends – so she bought me another dog.”

Where the battle rages, there the faithfulness of the soldier is proved.Martin Luther

A couple clips on Faithfulness: