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Love Is ….. Action

When was the last time you thought about how to express your love in your community group, with a friend or with your family or spouse? Men especially seem to have difficultly talking about love and are uncomfortable with about how best to express their love. Perhaps, it is because we see love and the expression of it as a feeling. Viewing it as, “a profoundly passionate affection for another person.”foggy-read

But if we were to look at love differently, I think our uncertainty or discomfort would dissipate. If we look at love through the lens of ‘actions’ or doing – love moves from a feeling to tangible ways that love can be expressed. If we translate the word love into words like helping, giving, encouraging, listening and rebuking it can bring clarity on what love means. Or words like patient, kind and hopeful as described in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. These action words are clear, expressive and action oriented. They become within our ability to actualize and demonstrate. They are words we understand and all seek to have others express to us.

Jesus calls us to demonstrate our love as He commanded, “Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples (John 13:34-35).

When love is expressed through intentional and purposeful actions, our marriages, families, relationships and communities will be so much better and we will indeed be disciples.

Claudio Morelli

About Claudio Morelli

Maximizing the strengths and growth of individuals has always been my mission and passion. As a former Superintendent of Schools\CEO I have now transitioned into a season with a renewed mission. Initiating and fanning the flame of men who seriously wish to enhance their presence in the lives of their loved ones is my current passion. I have experienced a lifetime full of trials with much success, with some failures, and with many mistakes. Six decades of life has taught me that the investment and presence in building lasting relationships is critical to a lifetime of fulfillment.

One Reply

  1. Brian Kroeker

    Hi Claudio:
    I certainly agree that when the subject turns to Christian love most men often feel like they have nothing much to offer. Compared to their wives they view their abilities in this area as very challenged. Such was the case for a friend of mine who became a Christian later on in life; after having lived a pretty rough and tumble life style. I felt led by the Spirit one day to remind him of John 15:13 where Christ states ” Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” I went on to point out that there was no doubt in my mind that if any guy tried to hurt his wife that he would jump in between them in a flash – no matter the size of the guy, no matter the potential harm to himself. You could see the gears turning in his brain and his eyes lighting up. I also think this short stocky guy also grew about a foot right then and there! Yes – I can love – it’s just not always the same warm, fuzzy stuff that the ladies are better at.