For love to be genuine,
it must be personal and specific.
Jesus did not simply say, “I love you,” to the crowd and move on.
He called Zacchaeus out of the tree and dined with him.
He met with the woman at the well and counselled her,
unpacking her demons until she danced to a new freedom-song.
My friends, do not let slogans and memes speak for you,
when you speak of love.
Let your heart speak what is true, and empower your flesh
to follow suit. So all will know
that you love them.