There is a bond deep within that binds us to one another. It is the glue of authentic love. (Fabienne Gassmann, fashion designer)

She continues “[Love expresses] itself in compassion, fairness, willingness to support . . . [It’s] without strings attached.” Gassmann probably was not thinking of the kind of love that we celebrate today on Valentine’s Day, which has become a day for lovers to express their affection for each other. Rather, her kind of love seeks only the best interest of the loved one.

 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. . . . Love will last forever! 1 Corinthians 13: 7-8