It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. 1Corinthians 13:7, 8 (NASB77)
These words have an aspect that has been amazingly lost on most of the church world and that is that Paul was writing them to a congregation and not to couples getting ready for marriage. They were not for a weekend marriage encounter. Don’t misunderstand me, they certainly can fit into just about any relational circumstance to define how people should love. They do look attractive as part of plaque hanging on the wall in anyone’s home to serve as a reminder of how we should treat each other.