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Love is more about giving than receiving and is best expressed through action, not words, Pope Francis said.
God's love, in fact, can only be experienced by people willing to let go of their egos and humbly let God take the lead, allowing him take their hand like a loving father with his children, the pope said in his homily Friday.
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Christians must love through concrete actions, not words, which are just whisked away in the wind, Pope Francis said.
True love knows it's more important to give -- "give things, give life, give oneself to God and others" -- than receive, the pope said in his homily Thursday during his morning Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae, where he lives.
Christian love is generous and real, it's not some dreamy romantic notion and "not the love on soap operas," he said, according to Vatican Radio.
The figures in the world-famous Nativity scenes of Naples are all meant to illustrate "the permanent coming of the Lord into history."