Excerpt from the book "Husbands Love Your Wives..." by Terence Blackett
This is an interpretation of Corinthians Chapter 13...
Love is patient and kind; it still has patience after having said something a hundred times. Love is kind, envies no one and is not jealous: it does not try to compete with another person, it does not attempt to copy someone else.
Love is never boastful, conceited or proud:
it does not show off; it does not say:
look what I brought into our relationship!
It does not emphasize its own achievements
and it is not too proud to ask for forgiveness.
It never says: without me you would be nothing!
Love is never rude or ill-mannered because
the other person is always seen as a creation of God, as a thought of God.
Love is not selfish:
you exist for him and he exists for you
and you both exist for God -
only in that way will you find yourselves.
Love is not irritable or resentful.
Love is not quick to take offence:
It does not says this is the last time...
If you do that again... It forgives and persists. It's not dependent on the love of the other person.
Love does not keep a record of the wrongs
of the other person. Love can forget:
it gives the other person a new start;
it does not weigh down the other person
with prejudices and accusations.
Love does not chalk up words said in anger.
And it does not use silence to force the other to act. It does not counter one wrong with another.
Love is not happy with evil but is happy with the truth:it does not cover up the wrong but clarifies,solves and forgives.
Love does not sell the truth just to obtain peace. It is never unjust and for love there is no truth without love.
There is nothing love cannot face:
It can face the person it does not understand;
it can live in circumstances it cannot change;
it can face the inevitable.
Love believes everything: it accepts the word of the other, even if it is exploited at times. Love is not ironic: it means what it says.
Love has a limitless hope:
it does not giveup hope for the other person
and when there is talk of a weak character
or of the power of heredity
love places God’s powerful unchanging love
opposite to these.
Love endures everything: it can bear the impossible; it can bear the unjust;
and when everything in life seems to topple
family, faith, profession and friends —
love blooms like a great hope above the ruins.
Love will never come to an end.
Never will love come to an end.
To an end love will never come.
Love will never end.
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