All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. – James Russell Lowell
One of my favorite ideas from Andy Stanley (although I’m sure he isn’t the only one to say it) is that love is a verb.
Love requires action.
Sentiments and nice words won’t do it.
We are all born with a desire to love and be loved, but we don’t get either without taking action.
In the Bible it commands us to “love our neighbors”.
Sounds nice, right?
What if instead it said “consistently act in a loving way towards your neighbor”?
Andy Stanley says that “love is a verb”, it requires doing; and then prompts us to ask the question “what does love require of me?”
What loving action could I take today?
Towards my spouse.
Towards my neighbor.
Towards my coworker.
Towards the strangers at Wal-Mart (or Target or wherever you shop…).
Find a way to take action today. Act out of love.
Make it a great day.