My favorite Bible verse. It is written in the Bible; it is so important, it is so key, that it is written again in the Book of Mormon under Moroni 7:45.
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away."
"Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away."
"And charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things."
Small differences, subtle differences, but this is one time where small differences don't change the meaning.
Charity is the pure love of Christ.
Love is the best thing in this world.
This is the strongest support in the order of sexuality, the way we love and who we love.
To love fully, to love purely, is to be Christlike. A mother's love, a father's love.
Please do not feel ashamed for your love. Not for love.
Not for that emotion which would have sacrifice and compromise and understanding and generosity. Not when those things are so entwined with love that love is nothing if not patient, if not kind, if not eternal.
Love is the least shameful thing on this Earth and it is the source of all the good, the best.
My favorite Bible verse, above all others. Because love, love is the greatest thing humans can possess.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Martin Luther King, Jr.