A comparison study of 1 Corinthians 13 by David Film
Love is patient, but tolerance runs out
Love is kind, but sentimentality pretends
Love does not envy, but jealousy puts on an act
Love does not brag, but approbation fishes for compliments
Love is not proud, but false humility is
Love is genuine, but "eros" tries to impress
Love has no selfish motives, but greed says "What's in it for me"
Love returns good for evil, but revenge IS evil
Love does not look for evil, but hostility looks to criticize
Love does not rejoice in evil, but rebellion loves destruction
Love rejoices in the Truth, but gossip spreads lies
Love bears all things, but good intentions collapse when tested
Love believes all things, but gullibility lacks discernment
Love hopes for the best, but pessimism expects the worst
Love endures all things, but futility gives up
Love never fails, but human efforts are fickle
And now abides
Faith (not presumption)
Hope (not wishful thinking)
Love (not sentimentality)
And the greatest of these...
is agape love.
(c)1993 David Film