What Love Refuses (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

 I refuse to make you feel guilty because you have messed up this way before
Love is patient

  I refuse to bring up your flaws and weaknesses in front of others to belittle you
Love is kind

 I refuse to secretly hope that others mess up so I will look better
Love does not envy or boast

    I refuse to excuse my arrogance or rudeness claiming, “It’s just my personality."
Love is not arrogant or rude

    I refuse to insist that my spouse, my boss, or traffic should behave in a way that is more accommodating to me
Love does not insist on its own way

 I refuse to let the constant frustrations of life get under my skin or harbor bitterness in my heart
Love is not irritable or resentful

I refuse to delight in things the Holy Spirit hates and coldly ignore what the Holy Spirit loves
Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth

I refuse to ever say the words, “I’ve had enough!”
Love bears all things

I refuse to live in suspicion of the motives of others
Love believes all things

   I refuse to only anticipate and focus on pain
Love hopes all things

I refuse to say to those who are hard to love, “I quit!"
Love endures all things