Love does not boast. That is a brief statement of the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 13. Today I want to give you a practical example to illustrate what this might mean.
Suppose you meet somebody who is in severe need. Perhaps think of the man in the story of the Good Samaritan. He had been robbed and injured.
What if the Good Samaritan had only given a little drink to this wretched individual and then would have left him to die? Or perhaps he could have cleaned his wounds and then have gone away from him. Would it be right for him to boast about the little good he had done?
Can it ever be right to boast about good deeds accomplished? I do not know. But I suppose a loving heart would rather be empathetic and aware of remaining needs of another.