The greatest of these is love. Love is the greatest of all The Spirit’s gifts. The power to love is the best of all the powers God has bestowed upon us. The lesson of love is taught us in this chapter in words we should memorize and never forget. “Love suffers long, and is kind.” Love is very patient with those who may not be gentle or thoughtful. Nothing makes it bitter or resentful. It is kind, not to the good only, but also to the evil. “Love envies not; love vauntes not itself, is not puffed up, does not behave itself unseemly.” It is humble and lowly, not proud. It is not envious of those who seem to be more highly favored. It is sweet–tempered, does not fly into a passion, and never acts rudely. “Love seeks not its own, is not provoked, takes not account of evil.” It forgets self altogether, and seeks only the good of others. It sees the good in others, and not the faults and defects. It does not rejoice in the failure or misfortune of others, but in their success. It bears all things, endures all things – never fails.