I have been thinking about this over the last few days. If I parse it out correctly, "[Charity] seeketh not her [Charity's] own" - the question becomes "own - what"?And charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
* Own people/kind - becomes a mini-reminder that diversity in viewpoints is good, and to push the comfort zone of interactions by reaching out to people who are unlike you.
* Own interests - sainted mother examples of when the mother serves the rest of the family before her own interests.
* own desires - could be a mini-reminder against selfishness
What else could "own" be referencing?
UNRELATED SIDE NOTE: I was really thinking about charity this weekend, and while I made many good and some even charitable choices - my patience and tolerance was less than usual. Maybe it was because I was trying too hard, or the weekend was just more challenging than usual.