Love is the start and end of it all. It doesn’t matter what I say or think or do. I am completely bankrupt without love.
Sacrifice is nothing without the starting point of love. Jesus made this so very clear. Paul got it. I must lean in, hear Jesus and love.
Giving from love changes everything. Giving and sacrifice without love is useless. There is a difference.
And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:3