Christian love is an act of the mind and the will and not an act of the emotion. This is tough but St Paul challenges all Christians to strive for this ideal.
He is laying love as a grid over the messed up Corinthian church where he sees all these behaviors and says: Your attitudes and behaviors are not how love acts or feels. They were boasting in men 3: They were puffed up, even in wrongdoing 5: They were unwilling to suffer long and bear all things and so were taking each other to court 6: They were insisting on their own way in eating meat that caused others to stumble 8: They were jealous and envious as they compared their spiritual gifts and thought that some where needed and others were not In other words, Paul is not defining love.
But this is not less useful for us. The first category endurance says that wherever there is love there is pain—love suffers long makrothumei. If two people, or two thousand people, are in a relationship of love, all will be hurt. So we prayed hard that we would be good lovers in this way giving less and taking less offense.
Then even more penetrating is the major emphasis on pride. Is it not surprising that the opposite of love in 1 Corinthians 13 is not hate but pride.
The main category of what love does not do is arrogance boasting, seeking its own way. So we set ourselves to self-examination and prayer again: O Lord, reveal and destroy the pride in our lives.
And of course, even though they are in a small category, the other two elements of love are huge: Be kind, and be happy about the prevailing of truth. So that too is our prayer for our marriage. We have set ourselves some new patterns of being in the word together as a couple in so that we can press on with this discipline.
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