Romans 12:9-21 and 1 Corinthians 13. Two statements about the love that binds together the people of God. Two statements about the real fruit of the Christian life, the actualization of the Body of Christ in community. Love is the subject of the whole paragraph. These things Paul describes? They are all the things that Love does—hating evil, clinging to good, serving in the Lord, blessing and not cursing, rejecting haughtiness, keeping in mind those who are humble, rejecting vengeance, and conquering all by means of the good. The ethics of love are the heartbeat of the Christian life.