...very patient and kind never jealous or envious
never boastful or proud,
never haughty or selfish or rude.
Love does not demand its own way.
It is not irritable or touchy.
It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong.
It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out.
If you love someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost,
you will always believe in him,
always expect the best of him,
always stand your ground in defending him.
There are three things that remain—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
(Living Bible paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, 13)