Love is patient and kind with you.
It is not brought to quick anger by your thoughts.
Love is not owed, or bartered with.
It looks out, not in.
Love does not possess, or envy you your joys.
It rejoices in the truth of who you are.
Anything else dishonors you.
Love fails. All earthly things fail.
It is a long record of lessons from failures.
That is how it protects you.
That is how you know it.