Intense love does not measure; it just gives. (Mother Theresa, 20th century nun and missionary

With all the emphasis on love in modern music and theater, you could easily get the impression that it is a highly sought-after emotion because of the personal satisfaction it gains. In other words, it’s very self-centered. We love those who give us a sense of value or worth. But true love is not self-seeking. Rather, it seeks to serve others and give them worth.

Love is patient, love is kind. . . .  [I]t is not self-seeking. . . . It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)