Love is measured by what we do, not in the results we see. (Philippe Viguier, French pastor and author)

Americans are pretty results-oriented. If we don’t see results from our efforts, we think we have failed. Can we reach out in a spirit of love (such as in the Golden Rule), attempting to help others and feel successful when our efforts are thwarted and our goals unreached? Love must be measured by our effort and intent not by the end results.

Love . . . does not boast, it is not proud. It . . . is not self-seeking. . . . [It] always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails (1 Corinthians 13: 4-8).