The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your actions will be. (Dalai Lama, Buddhist monk)
We do what we do for a variety of reasons. It may be fear that forces us to take certain actions to protect ourselves. It may be ambition that drives us to put forth extra effort to achieve our goals. Or, it might simply be that we have no choice; we are obligated to follow certain routines. But how joyful it is to act because of love, our affection and concern for others.
But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. (Jeremiah 17:10)
Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)