1 Cor. 13:1-13
If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing; if tongues, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing. For we know partially and we prophesy partially, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I used to talk like a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things. At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known. So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Jesus once said in His one and only commandment, “Love one another as I have loved you.”. His love for us is eternal because He died on the cross for Him to save the humanity. I believe that Jesus’ love for us is everlasting, infinite, and does not fade away instantly. He has defined love in His own way according to the reading above. He said, “Love is patient, love is kind.” and it means that it waits for the perfect timing of everything and is never cruel. He also said that, “It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” and it also means that out of faith, hope, and love, the most important thing is love.