All you need is love

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, here is a reading that is so close to my heart. The fact that it was read by my dear friend on our wedding day, makes it that much more special for me. I guess I love this reading so much because it depicts for me perfectly what love is all about. As much as emotions are involved, love is work. It requires kindness, understanding and patience. And what do you get in return? The same amount of kindness, understanding and a whole lot of goodness!

(...) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. (...)

1 Corinthians 13:1-8