Thought for the day

(The thought for the day is based on the Mass readings for the day)

Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts. 1 Cor 12:31

Questions: what are the greatest spiritual gifts? And how do I strive for them? It would make sense to me that the greatest gift of course is love since God is love. And that would include the “side” gifts of mercy and forgiveness. Then striving makes more sense because I can work at being forgiving and merciful. And it says to be eager for these gifts. So, besides needing to be given the gifts of love and mercy and forgiveness, I also need to be given the gift of eagerness.