What deserves to hold the first place among the fruits of the Spirit if not love? Without love other virtues are not reckoned to be virtues. From love is born all that is good.
Jerome, Epistle to the GalatiansGrace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace.
Karl Barth, Church DogmaticsPerfection, in a Christian sense, means becoming mature enough to give ourselves to others.
Kathleen Norris, Amazing GraceDelight in love is the gift of God, God loving in us. It is not something we can grit our teeth and do, nor is it a possession that, once we have it, makes us good or acceptable. Once we truly understand the connection between love and grace, the wall of legalism that holds us prisoner can be knocked down.
Roberta Bondi, To Love As God LovesWhat is humility? It is that habitual quality whereby we live in the truth of things: the truth that we are creatures and not the Creator; the truth that our life is a composite of good and evil, light and darkness; the truth that in our littleness we have been given extravagant dignity. … Humility is saying a radical "yes" to the human condition.
Robert F. Morneau, HumilityPeace of heart that is won by refusing to bear the common yoke of human sympathy is a peace unworthy of a Christian. To seek tranquility by stopping our ears to the cries of human pain is to make ourselves not Christian but a kind of degenerate stoic having no relation either to stoicism or Christianity. … True peace comes not by a retreat from the world but by the overpowering presence of Christ in the heart. "Christ in you" is the answer to our cry for peace.
A. W. Tozer, The Next Chapter After the LastPride asserts, humility testifies. The proud want to seem what they are not. The one who gives testimony ...