Always, love is a choice. You come up against scores of opportunities every day to love or not to love. You encounter hundreds of small chances to please your friends, delight your Lord and encourage your family. That’s why love and obedience are intimately linked--you can’t have one without the other.
-- Joni Eareckson Tada, from Diamonds in the Dust (copyrights 1993 by Joni Eareckson Tada).