The parable of the Good Samaritan tells us what love is—an uncaused and spontaneous action of the heart. It also tells us what love is not—a good intention, a romance or beautiful words. There’s nothing in it of culture or convention. It makes no distinctions.
True relationships are run on actions, not words. Words have this shortcoming: they’re not facts. While they may point to or symbolize a fact, they’re obviously not what they point to or symbolize. You can’t eat the word bread.