If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a 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 do not have love, I am nothing.
If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
1 Corinthians 13
Love is patient. Love is kind.
It does not envy. It does not boast. It is not proud.
It does not dishonor others. It is not self-seeking.
It is not easily angered. It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil. But rejoices with the truth.
It always protects. Always trusts. Always hopes. Always perseveres.