If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
1 Corinthians 13:2-5 NIV
Paul is describing what is so deeply lacking in the Corinthian church: true, Christ-like love. This missing ingredient is at the heart of nearly every problem the church is facing. Here is a test of true love. Its not all of it, but enough to let us know if we have the real thing we have it all.