A young woman who fancied herself a poetess & who had her own ideas about love once came with her poems to the editorial office of a New York magazine.
The editor asked her what she wanted. She told him that she had some poems that she would like to have published in his magazine.
"About what?" asked the editor.
"All about love," she replied.
"Well, what is love?" asked the editor. "Tell me."
"Love," replied the young woman, casting her eyes heavenward, "is gazing upon a lily pond at night, by the shimmering moonbeams when the lilies are in full bloom, and - "
"Stop, stop, stop," cried the editor, curtly interrupting her, "you are all wrong - very, very wrong. I will tell you what love is:
It is getting up cheerfully out of a warm bed on a cold winter morning, at two o'clock, to fill hot-water bottles for ailing children. That's real love. I'm sorry, but I don't think we can use your poems."
- Christian Union Herald. (moreillustrations.com)
1Jn 3:18 (GW): "Dear children, we must show love through actions that are sincere, not through empty words."
God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, "I love you." - Billy Graham.
Jesus said: "I am giving you a new commandment to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another." (John 13:34 ISV)