1 Corinthian 13:13
It is not true that faith and hope will cease any more than love. The three divine sisters are each immortal. We shall trust the Lord all the more when we meet him face to face, and we shall hope all the more ardently for the continued enjoyment of his glory when we enter into it. Still love bears the palm, may we be made perfect in it.
Had I the tongues of Greeks and Jews,
And nobler speech than angels use.
If love be absent, I am found
Like tinkling brass, an empty sound.
Should I distribute all my store,
To feed the bowels of the poor,
Or give my body to the flame,
To gain a martyr’s glorious name:
If love to God and love to men
Be absent, all my hopes are vain;
Nor tongues, nor gifts, nor fiery zeal,
The work of love can e’er fulfil.