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Jeff Linroth Jeff Linroth Longmont

Love is a Verb

Much is made of how important it is to tell people you love them. This is indeed very important…but it must be preceded by deeds.

Not only is love a verb…it is an action verb. If you want people to believe you when you say “I love you”, consistently extend yourself for their benefit. Be considerate of them when you decide what to do for them. Suffer for them and with them when appropriate. Study the topic of love…much has been written about it. Act on what you learn about love…prioritizing what you think best and what the other person thinks best.

My favorite treatment of the verb love is found within Scott Peck’s “The Road Less Traveled”. Please contribute one or more of your favorite writings or presentations on the topic of the verb love.

  • Jeff Linroth – Longmont

8 replies on “Love is a Verb”

Thanks for your thoughts here, Jeff. Thanks, also, for the recommendation of Peck’s book- I’m not familiar with it, only the identically titled poem by Robert Frost. I will have to check it out.

“The Road Less Traveled” by Scott Peck is the most important book I have ever read. A gift that has lasted half a lifetime for me (and still giving).

Love, technically speaking, is defined as “willing the good.”
Where your actions can reify the good, one is logically require to take said actions.
The Good is universal, so figuring out what is the right action to take requires a broad view, one that takes into account as much as the individual is capable of.

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