The Greatest of These is Love

Pursue love as the greatest virtue;
Behold the most excellent way.
Where talents and gifts will fail you,
Love never falls away.
What nullifies natural jealousy
And quells all our selfish pride?
Of all of the virtues only
Three abide:
  Hope will reap what faith believes,
But love enjoys what these receive.
Of virtues that we partake of,
The greatest of these is love.
One counting another's failures,
Unwritten yet in the mind,
Uncovering one's behavior,
Forgetting that love is blind.
Exchanges provoke us easily
When short of the loving cure.
When filled with divine love then we see
Love endures.