Love in action

Fiddler on the Roof, the 1964 musical about an Orthodox Jewish family navigating cultural change, includes a duet by the main character, Tevye, and his wife, Golde. As they watch their daughters marry for love, they contemplate their own arranged marriage.

“Do you love me?” Tevye sings. After first deflecting the question, Golde recounts the many things she’s done for or with him during 25 years together — cooked, cleaned, endured hardships, raised a family. She concludes, “If that’s not love, what is?”

When Jesus speaks of love, he uses a word that might be better translated as “serve.” Above all, love is an action. Sometimes we feel loving; sometimes not. But Jesus calls us always to act lovingly. And in the end, serving is the best way to show our love.

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