The virtue of the month for Challenge and Conquest in September is loyalty. Loyalty is a virtue which everyone admires and wants in a friend. Sometimes we don’t stop and think about the loyalty of God and how Christ loved that virtue. Pope Francis recently said, “God always knocks on the doors of our hearts. God is always waiting for us, he always understands us, he always forgives us. ” God is loyal. We can always count on him. Christ was a good loyal friend to his apostles and loyal to his family. When his mother needed something at the wedding at cana, Jesus granted her request. Loyalty is not just when friends are in good moments but it is also when friends are down. Jesus was there for peter after the resurrection even though peter denied Jesus. He sought him out and showed him that loyalty involves forgiveness.