5 I am writing to remind you, dear friends, that we should love one another.
This is not a new commandment, but one we have had from the beginning.
6 Love means doing what God has commanded us,
and he has commanded us to love one another,
just as you heard from the beginning.
I know there can always be my own subjective angst going on here...
but these days I seem to see over & over wherever I read in the Bible that our job as humans is a singular, well focused purpose.
We are to love others well.
There seems to be a shortage of other mandates.
We are to love others.
Pure & simple.
Why can't we get this simple truth?
Why do you imbue our mission here on earth with anything else?