The Ides of March is a political drama about a Democratic presidential candidate who enlists the services of junior campaign manager Stephen Meyers (Played by Ryan Gosling).
In the heat of the election, Meyers attends a secret meeting with the opposition. They invite him to jump ship. It’s a tempting proposition but Meyers declines it, and resolves to hide details of the meeting from his own camp.
But word gets out, and finds its way to Meyers’ boss Paul Zara (Played by Philip Seymour Hoffman).
Zara is a seasoned campaigner from the ‘old school.’ And he delivers this profound message to his junior staffer…
There is one thing I value in this world and it is LOYALTY. Without it you are nothing. And you have no one. In politics, it is the only currency you can count on. That’s why I’m letting you go. Not because you’re not good enough. Not because I don’t like you, but because I value trust over skill. And I don’t trust you anymore.
Shocked, Meyers seeks reprieve and admits he made a mistake. Zara’s abrupt retort…
You didn’t make a mistake, you made a choice.
Loyalty is a divine quality. It is a choice renewed daily because our humanness wants to do its own thing when it wants – how it wants – with whom it wants.
The reality is, at any point we can purpose to be unfaithful, break a promise or walk away. Even betray. Global divorce and separation rates prove this to be so.
Lawyers abound because people simply can’t be trusted. Jesus put it plainly…
Let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one. ~ Matthew 5:37
Loyalty holds a cause together. And if it is valued in politics, how much more the kingdom. After all, is there any greater cause?
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