What if infidelity isn’t about what we think it is? Or, maybe it is, but there is a bigger picture.
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, infidelity is…
1 : lack of belief in a religion
2 a : unfaithfulness to a moral obligation : disloyalty
b : the act or fact of having a romantic or sexual relationship with someone other than one’s husband, wife, or partner
To start, let’s clear away the thoughts about cheating and betrayal from an intimate standpoint and focus on religion.
Years ago, many were compelled to choose one religion over another out of fear of persecution. You would think that after numerous wars and genocides we’d have learned our lessons. Unfortunately, after repeating the same mistakes over and over for generations, shadows are still egotistically cast against a person’s spiritual beliefs when they differ from those who pass judgement.
What would our lives be like if we stopped judging the way people look or the choices they make and solely focused on our own journey? Whether someone believes in one of the multitudes of organized religions, or they believe in none, shouldn’t matter to anyone, except the one making that personal choice. Yet, sadly, in 2015 it still does.
Somehow it feels like we’re missing the bigger picture by staying rooted in boxes without openings and focusing on books that have endings. Religious infidelity doesn’t speak of dark nights and wrongful ways, it speaks of bright lights and following the true heart’s way.