Thou hast also given me the shield of Thy salvation: and Thy right hand hath holden me up, and Thy gentleness hath made me great. Psalm 18:35
Can a person donate to the poor and not have love? Can a person work in a soup kitchen for the homeless and not have love? Yes. You say, “No…a person wouldn’t do that!” Oh yes, they would—if they have a guilty conscience. Sometimes it’s easier to write a check or donate some used things than to give of our time.
Do you know what the world needs? Not more money, though I’m sure they’d be glad to take it. 1 Corinthians 13:3 says, “And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not love, it profiteth me nothing.”
You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving of yourself to others.