I may be able to speak the languages of human beings and even of angels, but if I have no love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging bell.
I may have the gift of inspired preaching; I may have all knowledge and understand all secrets; I may have all the faith needed to move mountains - but if I have no love, I am nothing. 1
References for 1 Corinthians 13:2
13.2 Mt 17.20; 21.21; Mk 11.23.
I may give away everything I have, and even give up my body to be burned - but if I have no love, this does me no good.
References for 1 Corinthians 13:3
Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud;
love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs;
love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth.