The Message paraphrases love in a way that hits home in a different way.
Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end. Love never dies.
I’m trying to do the above and it’s been humbling to discover that I still have much to learn in how to love unconditionally in my personal relationships, ministry and work. Am grateful that we don’t have to go at it alone and that I am learning to draw from God.