Love gives up the pride that drowns out the needy cries of others and magnifies its own wants, its own unnecessary pleasure, but love never gives up on building the pride of dignity into every life. Even if the body housing that life has been bought, only because it put itself on the market, and sold of its own free will, love never gives up on what Christ bought first.
Love gives up the ambition that climbs high at the expense of another's dreams, but love does not give up the ambition to raise another's dreams to the glory of the Father. When the impossible stares us in the face, effort is always possible, because love never gives up on what Christ dreamt first.
Love gives up the comfort of safety and success and four bedroom houses and white picket fences, but love never gives up striving for the comfort of the broken and the battered, even if the only comfort they will have is in death, because love never gives up on giving the comfort of Christ.
Love gives up, but never gives up, because Love never gave up on us.