Patience, forgiveness and joy are the three greatest characteristics of divine love. They are characteristics of all real love - if there is such a thing as real love outside of divine love. Without these three characteristics, love is not love. If you give the name 'love' to anything else, it is as though you were giving the name 'sheep' to a goat or a pig.
Saint Nikolai Velimirovich
Source: Daily Lives, Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints.
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