How much has been written about the meaning of love? Paul explains what love is in this passage: not just a word, not just a feeling, an ACTION. All of the good deeds and actions that he explains are nothing without love behind them. If your actions are done out of selfishness rather than with love, you will gain nothing. Think about this the next time you do something really good for someone: was there truly love behind it?
And we pray:
My heart overflows with Love and appreciation of Your Essence, perfect and wondrous God. I feel lucky every moment to have You in my life, knowing that all of Your actions are done with Love for me and all people. I know that I do not deserve it. I know that I have sinned. Forgive me for my weakness, and I pray with all my heart that Your Essence reinforces my Love and faith in You, as well as my l/Love and faith in other people. I believe in You Father. I pray that You fill, direct and move me to fulfill Your purpose, Amen.