I've been foolish enough to believe that anything I say could change what you think of me. Therefore, I will live who I truly am. You can talk shit, but my actions will prove you wrong 100% of the time.
"Manners are good WHEN ONE MAY HAVE TO BACK UP HIS ACTS WITH HIS LIFE," Robert A. Heinlein. "Then you will know how to behave properly, and your words will show that you have knowledge," Proverbs 5:2.
I find it interesting that love is the first fruit of the Spirit. If we fall short in the love department we will find ourselves falling short with them all. Too often when we help or give to others we have selfish motives. It's time to take a closer look at the biblical definition of love.