Love Is An Action
It is easy to say "I love you". People say it all the time. The proof is in the pudding as they say, though. Love is an action. GOD doesn't ask us to declare our love. HE tells us "If you love ME, keep MY commandments". In other words, show you love ME by obeying MY laws. Action, not words.
GOD knows words are often empty and easily broken. People know this to. In the Holy Bible, KJV, Charity is often used for love. To me, Charity is a deeper aspect of love, encompassing compassion, putting others before self. To most people today, charity means pity, in a negative sense. They associate charity with pleas for monetary donations. People look down on homeless people. You see it all the time on social sites like facebook, people posting comments about others who are on welfare...As if those people wanted to live like dogs or worse. People seem to think it is living on easy street when you are forced to scrape by on a few hundred dollars a month. That amount is supposed to feed a family of four and pay the bills as well. Whether it is welfare or disability, like myself, we would change our lot in life if we could. Not everyone has GOD to take care of them as I do. But I know how hard life is for them. It is wrong to condemn them. I know many people who speak of brotherly love in church, yet turn a blind eye to such people in need. Actions count...not words.
I remember back in 2001, when i worked at the deli in Safeway, in Az. There was a homeless man that would come in daily for lunch. Soon after I started working there I met him for the first time. The first thing I noticed was all the girls that worked back there showed obvious repulsion of him. So I immediately went forward to take his order. That day I learned his naem was simply "T". He was homeless by choice. He lived in the hills not far from the store and worked at odd jobs around town. He was a very friendly little guy and he had a huge heart. He and I became close friends. At Christmas time ( I still celebrated Christmas at this time as I did not know better yet) I bought a card for him and got all the store staff to sign it for him. It made him cry, which made me cry. After 9/11, He joined a group from a local church that was going to New York to help take care of the FireFighters. I was so proud of him. He never spoke a word of love...but his every action showed how much he loved his fellow man. Yet so many condemned him simply because he was "homeless". I guess they would also condemn CHRIST...since HE also was "homeless".
Whether it be to GOD wards or to Man wards...always remember it is by far more important to show your love in actions than to speak it. Our actions come directly from our heart. Yes, some people can fake actions, but only for a time, the truth will come out eventually. The heart must show its true colors eventually.