to the Corinthians. and we must conclude that his definition of love was the result of his own wonderful experience. Paul tells us that love is the combination of nine qualities, patience, kindness. generosity, humility, courtesy. unselfishness, good temper. guilelessness and sincerity.
All of these qualities may be acquired by earnest. persevering effort. The degree of happiness resultant is dependant wholly upon the strength of effort.
Patience is a rare and noble quality, and difficult for most of us. It may be acquired by the desire along with constant watchfulness. We often yield to impatience with what we regard as stupidity in others, begetting that we ourselves are often stupid.
Kindness is, of course, an integral part of love. It goes with patience. Kindness that is doleful or studied is of little