Love is also expressed (and comes to the surface) when we are willing to smear our reputation before men in order to please God.
Love for her family is what caused Rahab the prostitute to lie and betray her people and protect the 3 Jewish spies.
Love is what caused the Samaritan leper to turned back from obeying the commandment in order to put Jesus first.
Love is what caused the Gibeonites to lie to Joshua to save their town (and they did save their town and their lives ending up as part of Israel). Joshua 9.
Love is what caused Jesus to work on Saturdays in order to heal people at the expense of having the religious crown badmouth him as a law breaker.
Love is what caused Jesus to be among thieves in his death.
Too many people are too busy building their reputation before men instead of just speaking the word of God with boldness (which will surely get us in trouble with men).
Gal 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
Eph 6:6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;