One morning a mother was running late for an appointment. Wanting to look her best, she asked her son to polish her shoes. He did such a good job that she wanted to reward him. So, she gave him a dollar.
As she was putting on one of the shoes, she felt something strange. She reached into the shoe and discovered her dollar bill. With it was a note that read, "Here's your dollar back, Mom. I did it for love."
Love has ears to hear the sigh of the sorrowing. It has eyes to see the needs of those who are suffering. It has feet that run to others to show mercy. It has hands that extend themselves to help others heal. It has a heart that can feel the pain that others are enduring. Love always forgets self to serve others.
If we are not serving others, we do not love. God's word tells us to "love in deed, not words alone."