Back in 1947, Loretta had told columnist Hedda Hopper, "My religion governs my life completely. With religion, I don't think there can be any half measures. You've got to go the whole way or not at all." Loretta is a person who sees black and white and what she believes in, she believes firmly. Consequently, she is interminably confronting the gap between her convictions and her behavior.
Loretta's convictions and her commitment to them would become fully apparent once she became the unbilled executive producer of her show. Though many of the shows were light affairs: comedy, suspense, love stories; even in these, one character, not necessarily the central character, would learn a moral lesson before the half hour ended.
Then there were those with outright religious themes:
In "The Question" Loretta played a research psychologist interested in the question: Who are we? By show's end, it becomes clear to her that the most satisfying answer is, "We are children of God". Interestingly, while that show was in production, Loretta posed that question to several people and the only one who came to the same conclusion as the show's was Gladys.
In "Christmas Stopover", the episode in which Loretta returned to the show after her illness at St. John's, she played Sadie the waitress who learns that God always answers prayers but sometimes the answer is, "No", because he has something better in mind.
In "But for the Grace of God", Loretta's character learns that when you are broken in life, God sends someone into your life to help you heal.