“He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much;
And he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much”
(Luke 16: 10)
FAITHFULNESS, what an important virtue! It means being constant with the values you have, as well as maintaining a firm attitude toward commitments you have taken on.
Of course, faithfulness also has to do with loyalty to the exclusiveness of the love we profess toward those who love us and we love.
Today, this gift seems to be in danger of extinction
The most common thing is that people don’t keep their word regarding a commitment (Work, church or personal); they may betray those who love them without remorse; and they can discard the values they have been taught when things tum against them or when they think they could personally profit from them. In today’s world, faithfulness is sadly lacking.
In the Holy Scriptures, God calls us to be faithful, whether its fashionable in our culture or not. The word ”faithfulness,” by itself, implies a great message for us today. It derives from the Latin fidelitas, which means “to serve only one god.” The Lord wants us to commit to faithfulness in three vital areas of Christian life:
Faithfulness to God and His Word, acknowledging its validity everywhere and under any circumstances. Firmness in our convictions will have an extraordinary power in favor of those who watch us.
Faithfulness to yourself, which in no way means being arrogant or self- sufficient. It’s simply being firm when your values are put to test. It implies going against the current and standing up for God no matter the consequences, because you know you are doing what’s right and He will always provide for you.
Faithfulness to others, loving without pretending, accepting individual differences, nurturing your affections respectfully and considering others as God’s children that have been bought by His blood.
Let us be faithful. Let us serve only one God, the only true God.
Let us persevere without giving up when we need to speak up to change the state of things that are against His will.
Let us persevere, imbued by a spirit of commitment.