What does “only love” look like?
There are as many definitions as their are people in the world. It could mean…
Hold the door open for someone this morning at your favorite coffee shop
Teach a child (or an adult) to read
Pick up trash in your neighborhood — or someone else’s neighborhood
Volunteer at a Hospice
Mow lawns, weed gardens, or beautifying someone’s yard
Be kind, especially while driving, instead of flipping the bird or yelling out the window
Start a food bank to help the homeless
Volunteer at a local soup kitchen
Open your home to someone in need of a temporary place to stay
Not get embroiled in political, religious, or ideological debates
Instead of buying another CD, book, DVD, or pair of shoes…donate the money to a charity — or hand it to a homeless person
Call or send a letter to someone you haven’t spoken to in a long time
Tell someone he or she is special
If you’re in a relationship, listen with full attention, stilling your wandering mind, setting aside your own tasks, and look your significant other in the eyes while he or she talks
Be aware of your surroundings and mindful of opportunities to serve
Offer to drive someone to the store, or to a doctor’s appointment
Visit a retirement home, befriend an elderly person who may have no family members or friends
What ideas do you have? What is “only love” to you, in your community?
If you have suggestions about how to share the love in your community, please share them in the space below.