If we love someone we treat them with justice. That is, we would not take their belongings from them, or tell lies about them, or blab to others about their human frailties or misdeeds.
Love is linked to
justice and kindness, but love is something more. You would treat
a person that you encountered in the street or on a bus with justice.
Love is bound up with a desire for the good of the person. The actions
of love are guided by a belief that the person is good and so deserves
love. Love is concerned with a person directly and immediately.
Love precludes using a person for our own ends.
Finally, there is one overriding characteristic of love. If we love someone we are prepared to forego something of ourselves for the good of that person. Love is giving ourselves because we believe something deeply and dearly about the other person. Love may be inspired by what we have received from the person, but it is given freely.