To the Christian, love is the works of love. To say that
love is a feeling or anything of the kind is really an
un-Christian conception of love. That is the aesthetic
definition and therefore fits the erotic and everything of
that nature. But to the Christian, love is the works of love.
Christ's love was not an inner feeling, a full heart and
what-not: it was the work of love which was his life.
... Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Journals