Definitions: (1) careful observance of duty; exact performance of obligations or vows; faithful; (2) firm adherence to a person or party with which one is united or bound; loyalty; (3) accuracy; exactness

Derivation: Latin, “faith, trust”

Synonyms: allegiance, conscientious, constancy, fealty, integrity, trusting, trustworthy

Quote: Through fidelity, we situate ourselves and maintain ourselves in the hands of God so exactly as to become one with them in their action. — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) French Jesuit priest

Comment: There are many causes one can pledge fealty. But if it is a human commitment understand, even if you hold to it for a lifetime, it is still fleeting. Better to embrace a divine ideal

Symbol: turtledoves