- Have real goodwill toward the other person
- Put the other person first
- Be eager in meeting the needs of others, not begrudging and reluctant
- Be proactive, not reactive, in doing good
- Avoid a self-protective mindset and take pains to do good for others
- Be creative and competent in doing good, not lazy and shoddy
Matt Perman writes that loving others boils down to one thing:
How would I want someone else to treat me? And then the gospel amps it up: How did Christ treat me? Go do that.