“Children, let us love not in word or in speech, but in deed and in truth.’
1 Jn 3:18
There is a saying, ‘Actions speak louder than words’ and this is what John is really saying to us today. John’s writings are filled with the love God has for all his creation, but particularly the unique love he has for each individual: a personal love. Not only does God love each individual, but he has implanted this love in each of us, a love which he wants us to use in his place. There is a prayer which tells us that God has no hands now, but ours. In other words, my Christian calling bids me to bring God’s love to others by my actions and to be sincere about it. The word ‘love’ can be meaningless unless we show it through our actions To really express our love for others is to show our willingness to put aside our own interests to meet their need. To express ourselves in deed and in truth.
Prayer Lord, remind me that your love for me is to be passed on through my actions rather than in promises not fulfilled.