1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (New International Version)
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, 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 never fails.
When I first met my husband he had these words posted on his bathroom mirror so that everytime he looked into it, he read these words. Somtimes I wonder if I even come close to this type of love. In all honesty, I am not always patient or kind. I'm envious at times. I boast and I am prideful. I can too easily be rude, and I feel as if I'm almost always self-seeking. I am angered by my enemies, and I keep a record of wrongs. I do rejoice in the truth but I'm not too far from evil. I always want to protect but hardly ever trust. I do hope, and my love does perserve through hard times. The Lord's love never fails.
I am humbled at how far I have come, but oh so far I still have to go.