Love is patient, it controls the temper, it is willing to wait.
Love does what it can to be useful, it has a willing hand an does whatever it is doing cheerfully.
Love is not jealous, it does not compare, it is content.
Love doesn’t boast of itself, it isn’t hasty in its opinions and reactions to others, it is willing to yield to others.
Love is sincere, it isn’t worried about itself and it’s own importance.
Love isn’t rude, it is respectful of others.
Love is not selfish, it seeks the well-being of others.
Love is not irritable – it is slow to speak and slow to anger.
Love does not keep record of wrongs, but forgives and is not resentful, it does not suspect others of evil.
Love takes pleasure in the success of others and in the things of God.
Love does not gossip or compare itself to others so it can think how good it is.
Love endures patiently whatever happens without complaining.
Love believes the best of all and when it cannot believe well, it hopes well.
Love endures to the end and never gives up.
– Paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8