STOP AND THINK – You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love. (Henry Drummond, 19th century Scottish writer and lecturer)
People are moved into action by a variety of motives. Sometimes, those reasons are purely selfish; others may be for good purposes but are pursued more for self-aggrandizement than anything else. As Drummond suggests, however, accomplishments of any lasting value are those that were intended for the best interest of others. That’s what love is about.
All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord (Proverbs 16:2).