I've heard it dozens of times at weddings and in sermons. My dad made me memorize it, and I've taught it to my children. Today, I sat in church and listened to I Corinthians 13 as if hearing it again for the first time. I felt the weight of my failings to love others--specifically those who I have labored for and given the most of my strength and possessions.
“If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
Lord, have mercy.