1 Corinthians 13: 4-7

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.

Love is patient, but love is not love without consent

Love is kind, but love does not leave one blind

It does not envy, it’s infatuation that fuels that frenzy

It does not boast, it’s quick to communicate gratitude at most

It is not proud, though it’s appreciation in silence is still loud

It does not dishonor others, joy for one should never cause pain in another

It is not self-seeking, that selfishness cloaked as desire is not the same thing

It is not easily angered, and love like that for oneself or others in endangered

It keeps no record of wrongs, it fights the will to bring past transgressions along

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth which is why it never ages in its youth

It always protects, even if the choice is one with which it objects

Always hopes, though the future looks bleak it still holds strong to the rope

Always preserves with understanding that  love like this you build, even when you don’t deserve