Susan Hines-Brigger wrote a very insightful article for St. Anthony Messenger entitled "An Ever-Changing Love." Hines-Brigger reflects on the famous passage from 1 Corinthians 13:4,7 : Love is patient, love is kind . . . It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Like many of us, she had this as one of the readings at her wedding and at the time she reflected on it only in light of married love. However, through the years, she has come to understand how it speaks to all types of love.
Yes, there are many types of love in this world, but all of them have the elements that St. Paul refers to. Love is a precious gift. St. Paul has a load of wisdom revealed in these few words. We should all work to live up to them in all of the various loving relationships in our lives.