Dorothy Day talked about love and its fruits. The act of love is like sowing seeds in planting. You can sew the seeds of love, but the harvesting is in the future and you don't have a lot of control over how things will bear fruit. Don't look for immediate payoffs when you love. Just love. It can sometimes seem thankless and painful. Our hearts may even be crushed by love. Don't we all want to be loved even in those times when we do not or did not seem to bear fruit? Such love can change the lover for the better even if it does not change the one loved. I am still waiting for some people to bear fruit from my efforts to love and I am sure that some are waiting for me to bear fruit from their love for me!