St. Paul, Albrecht Durer (1514)

St. Paul (First State), 1514, Albrecht Durer | Medium: engraving | Allegory of Vanity
St. Paul (First State), 1514, Albrecht Durer
Medium: engraving


"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends... So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love." -I Corinthians 13:4-8, 13

These very famous words on the attributes of true love which true Christians were and are to emulate, were written by St. Paul in his First Epistle to the church at Corinth.