Better is open rebuke than love that is concealed. (Proverbs 27:5)
One day someone asked Jesus, "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?" And He said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all you mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:36-39)
Love is often emotional, but the kind of love Jesus spoke of is a verb, describing an action and not just feelings. We are to love God with all of our heart, soul and mind by fully trusting and obeying Him in everything. And we love others when we say and do what is best for them, not expecting anything in return.
Sometimes true love is confronting, even rebuking other believers regarding their sin. We love unbelievers when we tell them the gospel truth about Jesus Christ. Sometimes, like the good Samaritan, love is meeting someones physical or financial needs. Sometimes love is simply expressing kind words of encouragement, blessing, praise, thanks, wise council or just really listening without saying anything; This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. (John 15:12)
Our love for God and for others ought to never remain concealed. Pray and look for opportunities to love Him and others everyday; Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. (1 John 4:11)Maranatha!