Dear children, let us stop just saying we love each other; let us really show it by our actions. 1 John 3:18
Love is something you do. Do you really love someone? Let's see how you act toward that person. You show love by what you do, not just by what you feel. Over and over again in the Bible, God commands us to love each other. And you can't command an emotion. If love were just an emotion, then God couldn't command it. But love is something you do; it can produce emotion, but love is an action. We can talk a good act: "I love people." But do we really love them? Our love is revealed in how we act toward them.