Westminster Seminary California
 
 
Luther on Lust and Love
VFT

Martin Luther makes this keen observation regarding the nature of lust, though it certainly says something about hygiene in the sixteenth century! But the converse is also true--love requires action and volition.

"Lustful thoughts come upon us without a special invitation, like fleas and lice; love is there, on the other hand, when we want to serve others."