Virtue of the Week – Loyalty

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Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.


Loyalty is unwavering commitment to the people and ideals we care about. We are steadfast through good times and bad. Even when others disappoint us, we are resilient and forgiving. We invest in our relationships and do what it takes to keep them whole and strong. We stand by our true friends whatever the cost. We don’t allow blind loyalty to lead us into trouble. Above all, we must be true to ourselves and loyal to what we know is right.

Quote: “The best mirror is an old friend.” – George Herbert

The Practice of Loyalty

I am steadfastly committed to those I love.

I stand by my loved ones through good times and bad.

I forgive mistakes.

I am devoted to keeping my relationships strong.

I do not allow misplaced loyalty to endanger me.

My first commitment is to the truth.

I am thankful for the gift of Loyalty. It nurtures my commitments.

  • How do you invest in your strongest relationships?
  • What is a commitment we need to hold onto as we deepen our social justice work?
  • Is there a mistake that you haven’t forgiven yourself for? What would it look like to release it?

What truth/s are we lifting up in our community?

Virtues Matter was started by a passionate wife-husband team of social entrepreneurs seeking to positively uplift as many lives as possible. We aim to inspire and empower, to build capacity, strengthen relationships, and help everyone lead lives of passion and purpose.

Virtues Matter believes in a world where people are committed to kindness and respect, strive to be their best, and live with hope, courage, and in unity. We built the Virtues Cards mobile app, an interactive personal and team development tool, to help people identify and develop key virtues skills. We also offer dynamic workshops, online training, and customized programs to help people cultivate these positive qualities of character. To learn more, visit