Love Is An Action
The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
~1 John 4:8-11
God showed His love by sending His Son to die on the cross for our sins, and then raised Him from the dead. Loving us openly first, He asked us to put His love into action toward one another. Love is an action. Time to get to work.