Amor Vincit Omnia

Susan Irene Fox

Love Conquers All

Jesus told us this in many ways over 2000 years ago. He told us to love each other. He told us that people would be able to identify His followers by the love we showed to one another. He told us to love our neighbors. He told us to love the least among us. He told us to love our enemies.

Many part ways with Jesus at this last command. Because it’s so easy to call people an enemy when they disagree with our doctrine, core beliefs or love of country (amor patriae), people who call themselves “Christian” let this command, along with others to love, roll off their belief system like water off a duck’s back.

They add “ifs,”“ands” or “buts” to Jesus’ words when His command is as straightforward as His other commands, like, “Do not judge.”

To take His commands out…

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