"A life without love is like a year without summer." This Swedish Proverb reminds us that we do not have to live without love or summer. Summer has officially begun and brings with it activities and events that we all love. Love, however, fits into every season because life cannot truly exist without it. The Scriptures teach us that the ingredients of love come from everyday necessities of life: patience, kindness, humility, trust, hope and perseverance. God is the author and giver of love. "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (I Corinthians 13:13).