1 Corinthians 13 – And yet I will show you the most excellent way.  If I speak in tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong 0r a clanging cymbal.  If I have the gift of prophecy, and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.  If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.  But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away  for we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.
When I was a child, I talked like a child.  When I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.  When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.  For now we see only the reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.  Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.  And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love. [This is from a letter Paul wrote to the Christians in Corinth, Greece.]