And now I will show you the most excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is Patient
Able to accept bad luck, pain, delays, or disappointments calmly.
Love is Kind
Being of good nature; good-hearted; considerate.
It does not Envy
A feeling of unhappiness or dislike caused by wanting what someone else has or gets; jealousy.
It does not Boast
To speak with too much pride about oneself or what one does, knows, or owns.
It is not Proud
Having too high opinion of oneself; arrogant.
It is not Rude
Showing poor manners; not polite.
It is not Self-Seeking
Interested only in gaining an advantage over others, not in sharing or cooperating.
It is not easily Angered
A strong feeling of being mad at someone or something.
It keeps no record of Wrongs
Behavior that is morally or socially unacceptable.
Love does not delight in Evil
Bad behavior; sinfulness; wickedness.
But rejoices with the Truth
A thing that is true.
It always Protects
To keep safe from danger or harm; guard; defend.
Belief or faith in someone or something.
A feeling that something one wishes for will happen.
To persist steadily in an action or belief, usually over a long period and especially despite problems or difficulties.
Love never Fails
To be unsuccessful in trying to do something.
Daughter #1 wrote this up to print and frame as a gift for a family member--but I want one for our home as well!! I love the way the definitions bring each attribute to life. Who else needs to have it spelled out so clearly besides me? Ha Ha!!