“My little children let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth.” I John 3:18. Christian love goes beyond just expressing beautiful sentiments.  Along with cheerful smiles and encouraging words, we must extend a helping hand by our self-sacrificing service.  Actions speak louder than words.  It’s easy to lend a helping hand to those who might bring us reward or prominence. But have you ever gone out of your way to show kindness and generosity to some down trodden sinner who could never repay you in any way? Others will be influenced by your testimony only if it is backed up by compassionate deeds of mercy.  Don’t forget, your actions show more than anything else how much you really love others.  They do not truly love who do not show their love.