1. Love one another.(1 John 4:7) In loving one another, we don’t choose whom to love because there is no exemption in love. Even the worst person we know needs to be loved and I think even the baddest person in the world wants to be loved even by just a single person (1 Peter 4:8).
2. Freedom to love. We are called to be free. We were given free will, the freedom to choose whatever we want for almost everything. Even birds can choose where to nest (Psalms 84:3), cattle can freely choose where to wander (Exodus 23:4), and locusts freely swarm where they wish (Proverbs 30:27) but, we [humans] must choose to love rather than use our freedom to fall for sins (Galatians 5:13).
3. Greetings of love.Who doesn’t want peace all around us? Where there is love, there is peace. We should not say foul things towards other people because it may cause rage against us. Be mindful of our acts and words, always do or say things out of love (1 Peter 5:14).
4. Reconciliation. (Matthew 5:23-24) Sometimes, it’s inevitable that people would have something against us. It is true that we cannot please everyone but we can still honor and respect them in return. Humility is also a key towards reconciliation.
5. Encouragement. Encouraging and building up one another are true acts of love (1 Thessalonians 5:11). We don’t just simply say good things to other people, but words of love from our hearts, sincere and deeply motivated. One of the 5 love languages according to Dr. Gary Chapman is the Words of Affirmation, appreciating people through words might give them extra encouragement and somehow build rapport between you and that person or increase that person’s confidence. Who knows? Just a single word can brighten up someone’s dull mood.