If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not I.e. a profound thoughtfulness and unselfish concern for other believers regardless of their circumstances or station in life.love [for others growing out of God’s love for me], then I have become only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal [just an annoying distraction]. And if I have the gift of prophecy [and speak a new message from God to the people], and understand all mysteries, and [possess] all knowledge; and if I have all [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have love [reaching out to others], I am nothing. If I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body Early mss read so that I may boast, i.e. as a martyr.to be burned, but do not have love, it does me no good at all. Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant. It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured. 6It does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail]. Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening]. Love never fails [it never fades nor ends].

I Corinthians 13: 1-8 (AMP)

But understand this, that in the last days dangerous times [of great stress and trouble] will come [difficult days that will be hard to bear]. For people will be lovers of self [narcissistic, self-focused], lovers of money [impelled by greed], boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane, [and they will be] unloving [devoid of natural human affection, calloused and inhumane], irreconcilable, malicious gossips, devoid of self-control [intemperate, immoral], brutal, haters of good, traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of [sensual] pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5holding to a form of [outward] godliness (religion), although they have denied its power [for their conduct nullifies their claim of faith]. Avoid such people and keep far away from them

2 Timothy 3: 1-5 (AMP)

Is there kindness, grace, mercy, love, truth,

meekness, gentleness, true authentic kindness

and esteeming others better than ourselves Christ-

centered love left in this ever darkening world.

Not condesending love, not the I am better

then you type of love, not let me tell you all

your weakness’s and never your strength

type of love, not God has blessed me more

then you type of love. Not cruel and merciless

love that has never dared to walk in another’s

joy, pain, need or loss, not I can insult you first and

put you in your proverbial place type of love, not I

will never encourage or affirm anyone because I am

the leader and can never be wrong type of arrogant

selfishness, not telling truth so as to crush a person’s

dignity and using truth as an excuse to be demonically

cruel and yet call this love. But should we really be

surprised? For our God told us this is what it would

be like this in the end of days. Love anyway Soldiers

of the Cross. Lead all to Jesus! Love anyway until

Jesus Comes. Lead all to Jesus until our blessed

hope is fulfilled. Lead all to Jesus. Lead all to Jesus!