Love Never Fails
Originally written: October 15, 2019
Edited: October 14, 2020
Based on 1 Corinthians 13
Love is patient.
It is not demanding and entitled.
Love is kind.
It doesn’t put you down or call you names.
Love does not envy.
It doesn’t wish for more money or a lovelier spouse.
Love does not boast.
It doesn’t brag about being smarter than everyone else
or delight in your embarrassment when you come across uneducated.
Love is not proud.
It doesn’t refuse to say, “I’m sorry,” or insist its way is always right.
Love does not dishonor others.
It respects boundaries and doesn’t force its way.
Love is not self-seeking.
It doesn’t continue taking from others when they have nothing left to give.
Love is not easily angered.
It doesn’t flip on a dime or explode under pressure.
Love keeps no record of wrong.
It doesn’t magnify flaws or continue bringing up injustices from the past.
Love does not delight in evil.
It doesn’t laugh when you get your feelings hurt or hope for your demise.
Love rejoices with the truth.
It doesn’t lie through omission or hide important details,
hoping you’ll fail.
Love always protects.
It doesn’t leave you exposed to assaults—verbal or otherwise.
Love always trusts.
It doesn’t invade your personal space,
looking for something to condemn you.
Love always hopes.
It’s not paranoid and doesn’t have everyone walking on eggshells.
Love always perseveres.
It doesn’t expect you to consider abuse normal or live in frequent fear.
LOVE. NEVER. FAILS.