[A practical interpretation of 1 Corinthians 13:4-11]
Toward you I will exercise patience and I will be kind.
I will not be jealous of your talents, nor will I be boastful of mine.
Toward you I will not be arrogant or rude, but will honour your dignity as a person.
I will not insist on having my own way in everything,
but will cherish and accommodate your uniqueness as an individual.
I will not be irritable with you or resentful toward you.
When others slander you, I will not rejoice in the wrong by relishing and spreading the news,
but I will rejoice in the right by thinking about and telling others of the good in you.
In fact, I will encourage the good in you and let the rest die of neglect.
When it comes to you I will bear all things, I will always believe the good about you,
I will always hope the best for you. I will endure anything from you,
because in Jesus we belong to each other and I will love you.