How to Express Love

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For many people it is so easy for them to think, say, and judge others than for them to act. I have heard many people talk about the things they would do if they had the kind of power or money others had. – “Oh if I were a millionaire, or blessed with some sudden wealth”…”I would reduce poverty in my community; I would build schools and give out scholarship to indigent students; I would build a specialist hospital and offer free medical services; I would show all these rich people what real philanthropy is.” Oh just how easy and sweet it is to spend money you don’t have; how easy it is to help people spend their fortunes!

While we may not all be millionaires and billionaires, we all have something…it may not be much, but it is still something. So the question is; are you living up to the little you have?  Are you generous with what you have where you are? It baffles me how anyone who is selfish with one thousand dollars will now suddenly become an angel giving generously when his millions arrive. The person who has the spirit of generosity in him does not make empty boasts and promises each time an opportunity to give or help someone presents itself.

Most of us think it is only through our money that we can express love and kindness to others, but this isn’t true, as kindness and love can be shown to others in other ways; it may be shown in a smile of human interest, being sympathetic with others, offering a kind word of concern with those who are struggling, sorrowing, also by offering a helping hand to someone in their time of need. Folks none of us is too poor to help his fellow man. While we may not be rich enough to give cash to others in need, let us never be too poor with our words. Let us get down from our imaginary palaces, deceiving others and ourselves with spending money we have never seen, and rise to the dignity of being true to ourselves, affecting others with what little we may have. You may not have money to give to the world, but you can still fill the world around you with love, brightness, sweetness, gentleness, helpfulness, courage, and empathy.

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4 thoughts on “How to Express Love”

  1. “You may not have money to give to the world, but you can still fill the world around you with love, brightness, sweetness, gentleness, helpfulness, courage, and empathy.” This is so true. We only need love to change the world around us, not money, wealth or promises… My inspiration for today. Thank you Vincent.

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  2. “It baffles me how anyone who is selfish with one thousand dollars will now suddenly become an angel giving generously when his millions arrive.” Love this! Thanks for the great read Vincent, and constantly inspiring me to be generous and loving to all, with whatever it is I have.

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  3. Love it Brother in Christ, love it! You nailed love in it’s purest form, it’s action. It’s easy to give money if you have it, but the Lord told us that there is no love greater than someone lay down their life for another. What makes up life in it’s most basic form? Time. Time is something that only means anything in this natural slice of eternity. Once past that threshold that is between here and the spiritual, time will have no meaning. But, here, time once spent can’t be regained. If someone spends time, actively helping someone, or another helps someone through intercessory prayer, what are they doing? They are giving up part of their life they will never get back, for another. Yes, money can be translated into time for some, because it usually takes “time” to earn it. But it is still the easy way to do something. You don’t have to get your hands and feet dirty with the homeless. You don’t have to be around that terminally ill person who has terrible body odor because of disease wasting them away. But a person who loves and has compassion and mercy will demonstrate exactly what you just taught!! God bless you for that!!
    Also, thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Still fairly new, but it’s getting there! God bless you richly as you continue to serve (minister) to each of us who follow you and all those the Holy Spirit leads “thru” your blog!!

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