The necessary fruits of our doctrines

(John Angell James, "Christian Love", 1828)

Let us remember that HUMILITY and LOVE are
the necessary fruits of our doctrines, and the
highest beauty of our character!

True Christian love must be . . .
  blended with all our habits,
  diffused through all our conduct,
  forming our character,
  breathing in our desires,
  speaking in our words,
  beaming in our eyes.

This is true religion--practical religion.

"If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom
 all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have
 a faith that can move mountains--but have
 not love, I am nothing!" 1 Corinthians 13:2

"Whoever does not love does not know God,
 because God is love." 1 John 4:8