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May 6, 2012

Shadows of Love

“Love Conquers All”

They say that “love conquers all”.  They say that “love conquers all” through songs, books, blogs, movies and plays.  They say that “love conquers all” and we believe them, accepting it often as a scriptural reference.  They say that “love conquers all” and we live with that expectation.  If we just “love” that person fiercely enough and long enough, miracles will happen and all will be well.  They say that “love conquers all”; an internet search provides pages and pages of results to prove it.

They say that “love conquers all” but when life proves this adage to be not so reliable, through betrayal, continued and unrelenting illness, death, desertion, divorce, ongoing abuse and neglect … our faith is destroyed and our heart is attacked.  Our heart becomes our enemy and often the “other person” becomes our enemy when we discover that love doesn’t necessarily conquer all.  When our…

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