1 Corinthians 13:13
And now stays faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
Other graces have particular things with which they are more intimately connected and concerned — special parts of our lives on which they throw the light of their charms, special times in which they actively operate. They are like the winds that blow sometimes, or the rain that falls sometimes, or the snow that covers the earth sometimes, or the lightning that purifies sometimes. But charity is like the Divine sunlight, that shines on always, works always, tempers the winds, and warms the rains, and dissipates the mists, and melts the snow. Sometimes seen and felt, sometimes unseen, but never ceasing its influence, and recognising no earth-limits to its sphere. Charity covers the whole life and relationships of the Christian — his inner thoughts, his uttered feelings, his conduct and intercourse, the associations of the family and society, and also his relations with the dependent, the poor, and the suffering.
(R. Tuck, B.A.).
Parallel VersesKJV: And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.