If we are to be people of love and not bitterness, we need to be unassuming. It’s easy to assume that people feel loved by us when they don’t. It’s easy to assume intentions that aren’t there. It takes extra effort to make sure that those you love feel loved by you. It is worth the time to communicate openly, without defense or assumption. It is worth the time to make sure your actions and words portray what you intend them to. Love is important, and it is worth humbling ourselves to see what must be perfected in us. Be willing to love more effectively.