What connects two people should never be their earthly association. But the intensity of their mutual aspiration and desire to fulfill a cause, aim or goal grounded on an eternal principle. Hence the assiduous attempts by many to demand “loyalty” or in turn be “loyal” to people they deem friends and family at all costs is one of the most reprehensible moral infringements today. Why? Because what they are indirectly declaring is their willingness to transgress eternal principles to defend their “friends” and “family”, instead of realizing only eternal principles and those people striving to fulfill them at all costs are their true friends and family.
A person who stands aright or is fervently striving therein often appears like a contradiction. One moment he seems to be defending us and another moment he appears to abandon us and distance himself from us. No, our misbegotten concepts is what confuses us! At one time, it appears he was defending us, but he was actually defending and expressing the eternal principle he is faithful to that we just happened to be aligned with or striving toward at that moment in time. Then the next moment it appears he abandoned us and is no longer “defending” us, but the truth is we changed and chose a different course that no longer aligns with the eternal principle he is faithful to or striving towards, so there is no longer a basis upon which we can relate to him at that moment in time. But in both cases, he is standing for and swinging with the eternal principle. It is only our shifting positions and deviating desires that alters how we experience his friendship.
With someone who stands aright or is striving to stand aright, it is nothing personal, just the eternal principle in question. No loyalties to people or nations exists, except to the Eternal Will. His friends are those striving therein, his nationality is the Eternal Kingdom. So we should really cease this nefarious habit of quibbling about “loyalty”, and instead realize the onus is on us to mature in the direction where we can draw to ourselves people of homogeneous and higher inclinations. We should focus our gaze on maintaining a connection to and maturing in the application of eternal principles that issue from God, and thus base all relations solely on that. Should we do this, everything else will take care of itself.
~Ikenna Q Ezealah