1 Corinthians 13:1-7 (The Message)
1 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don't love, I'm nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. 2If I speak God's Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, "Jump," and it jumps, but I don't love, I'm nothing. 3-7If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don't love, I've gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love.

Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
Love doesn't strut,
Doesn't have a swelled head,
Doesn't force itself on others,
Isn't always "me first,"
Doesn't fly off the handle,
Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn't revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

The Apostle Paul teaches the Corinthians about the way of love. Without love he says there is so much he is missing. Then he goes on to elaborate what true love is.

Take the list above Paul gives us concerning love and use it as a checklist. Go through each item and think of someone you love. Carefully consider �Do I do these things?� and mark the ones where you know you fail. For the ones you mark pray and ask God to help you understand what you need to do and how to love deeper. 1 John 4:19 says, �We love because God first loved us.� Let us learn from The one true God who so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. Let us love others as God has loved us.