What Love Is

The verses in our Bible reading today are often read at weddings. These verses remind the bride and groom how they should love each other. But in these verses, Paul did not talk about the love a married couple should have. Paul talked about the love Christians should have for other people.
“Love is patient” means that when we love people, we do not quickly become upset with them. “Love is kind” means we treat other people the way we want people to treat us. We should not say hurtful things or have a bad attitude. We should help people without wanting a reward.
“Love never gives up on people” means we show love to people even when they sin and make mistakes. “It never stops trusting, never loses hope, and never quits” means that we think good things about other people.
1 Corinthians 13:8a reminds us that “love will never end.” We should love other people the same way that God loves us. He loves us so much that He sent His Son to die for us!