Someone wrote the following description of true love:
Slow to suspect    — quick to trust
Slow to condemn  — quick to justify
Slow to offend       — quick to defend
Slow to expose     — quick to shield
Slow to reprimand— quick to forbear
Slow to belittle      — quick to appreciate
Slow to demand   — quick to give
Slow to provoke   — quick to conciliate
Slow to hinder      — quick to help
Slow to resent      — quick to forgive.
No doubt, this description reminds us of the one given by Paul in 1 Corinthians: “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” (1 Corinthians 13:4–7).
“The greatest of these is love.” 1 CORINTHIANS 13:13

Westside Bulletin for February 11, 2018