From the Bible’s “Love Chapter” —1 Corinthians 13
“Love suffers long and is kind.” That means when you’ve suffered, when others have maligned you and spoken ill of you, you’re still kind and willing to forgive.
“Love does not envy.” Love is not jealous of others’ happiness. Love is not jealous of the good things they have or the problems that they don’t have. Love is happy for others when they are blessed.
“Love does not parade itself, is not puffed up.” Love is humble and self-effacing. It’s not “puffed up” in pride, and it doesn’t put others down.
“Love does not behave rudely.” If you love others, you’ll be courteous and considerate of their feelings.
“Love does not seek its own.” Real love is unselfish and giving.
“Love is not provoked, thinks no evil.” If your spirit is ruled by God’s Spirit, you won’t be easily angered or keep a record of wrongs committed against you, but you’ll look for and find the best in people.
“Love does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth.” Love stays focused on what is right and good, and casts a veil over others’ faults and mistakes.
“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.”