The 19th century French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte spent the final six years of his life in exile on the island of Saint Helena. He had much time for thought during these days, and some of his reflections proved highly interesting.
For instance, Napoleon wrote, “Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I founded great empires. But upon what did the creation of our genius depend? Upon force. Jesus alone founded His empire upon love, and to this very day millions would die for Him.”
Often, Jesus seems to lose. In reality, He always wins—and always by love.
A new commandment I give unto you: that you love one another as I have loved you. (John 13:34)
Help me to love as You love, Jesus.