1 Corinthians 13:13 says, “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” Over the years I have asked young couples who have come to me for pre-marital counseling, why Love is greater than faith and hope. After they have pondered this question through their homework, I share with them, that is because Faith will one day become sight, hope will one day be realized, but love endures forever. Love is the greatest of these not only because it is eternal, but because even in this temporal life, love is supreme. Love already is the greatest, not only because it will outlast the other virtues, but because it is inherently greater by being the most God-like. We must remember that love is first of all and primarily a choice! The “feelings” associated with love come as we do loving acts, infatuation is centered around our feelings, but true love is built on the loving acts we share with others. It is no wonder that the first characteristic of the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23 is love. Without the enablement of the Holy Spirit we would never be able to love the way God loves. And yet love is the foundation of all thing benefits of relationship: mercy, grace, forgiveness are just a few of the things that we see as an outgrowth of love for others, and they are built upon the foundation of God’s love extended toward us.