Love is patient when your two-year-old asks “what’s that” for the umpteenth time.
Love is kind when your daughter asks for help and you just want to sleep.
Love does not envy that couple from church who is given a car when yours hasn’t been safe to drive for three years.
Love doesn’t get excited about that cool outfit you just bought in front of your friend who can’t afford clothes, not even from Wal-mart.
Love does not say look what I did all by myself – in front of the person who helped you.
Love does not make fun of, embarrass, your child when they fail.
Love does not tell a friend you’ll help them then not show up or call.
Love does not blow up when your child wants to play and you them to go to bed.
Love doesn’t say “Oh, I’m wrong? But do you remember what you did six years ago.”
Love doesn’t spread office gossip; it keeps quiet and seeks the truth.
Love always protects her sister from that dangerous boyfriend.
Love trusts her daughter when she leaves the house that she won’t come home drunk.
Love believes the friend who doesn’t believe in themselves.
Love keeps going, and going, and going; it doesn’t give up even when you don’t see any chance that spouse will change.
Love comes through for that friend who has asked for help too many times.
Love is always there; no matter our gifts, no matter our talents, no matter our abilities or how smart we are, none of these can ever replace our love of family or friend.
1 Corinthians 13:1-8
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