Love is always patient and kind: it is never jealous;
Love is never boastful or conceited;
it is never rude or selfish; it does not take offence, and is not resentful.
Love takes no pleasure in other people's sins but delights in the truth;
it is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.
Love does not come to an end.
First letter of St Paul to the Corinthians [13:4-8]