Have love for the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and for your neighbour as for yourself.
What is Love?
Who is my neighbour?
My Neighbour is....
A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he got into the hands of thieves,
who took his clothing and gave him cruel blows, and when they went away, he was half dead.
And by chance a certain priest was going down that way: and when he saw him, he went by on
the other side. And in the same way, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him,
went by on the other side. But a certain man of Samaria, journeying that way, came where he was,
and when he saw him, he was moved with pity for him, And came to him and put clean linen
round his wounds, with oil and wine; and he put him on his beast and took him to a house
and took care of him. And the day after he took two pennies and gave them to the owner of
the house and said, Take care of him; and if this money is not enough, when I come again
I will give you whatever more is needed. Which of these three men, in your opinion, was
neighbour to the man who came into the hands of thieves?
And he said, The one who had mercy on him.
Love is never tired of waiting;
Love is kind;
Love has no envy;
Love has no high opinion of itself;
Love has no pride;
Love's ways are ever fair;
Love takes no thought for itself;
Love is not quickly made angry;
Love takes no account of evil;
Love takes no pleasure in wrongdoing, but has joy in what is true;
Love has the power of undergoing all things, having faith in all things, hoping all things.
If I make use of the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am like sounding brass, or a loud-tongued bell.
And if I have a prophet's power, and have knowledge of all secret things; and if I have all faith, by which mountains may be moved from their place, but have not love, I am nothing.
And if I give all my goods to the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it is of no profit to me.
Though the prophet's word may come to an end, tongues come to nothing, and knowledge have no more value, love has no end.