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1 Corinthians 13:1-8
 "Though I speak with the tongues of men and of
angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding
bronze, or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the
gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries, and
all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I
could remove mountains, and have not love, I am
nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed
the poor,  and though I give my body to be burned,
it profited me nothing."

Love suffereth long, and is kind, love envieth not;
love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. Doth not
behave itself unseemly, seeketh not it's own, is not
easily provoked, thinketh no evil, rejoiceth not in
iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things,
believeth  all things, hopeth all things, endureth all
things. Love never faileth."

 There are thirteen things which describe the nature of
love. The first seven deal with our personality and are
developed within the individual. They are the things we
work on, things we can do with God's help, in our Spiritual
growth. The last six of these things deal with acts of
ministries the outward proof of the inward development
of love in our lives.

 This passage is one of promise, as we develop inwardly
and apply outwardly these lessons of love we have the
promise of and the instruction as to how we may love as
Jesus loved.