The loveless heart will be cured only when we know and are convinced of the love that Christ has for unworthy sinners like us. We must ever guard against doing what is formally right without putting our heart in what we are doing. We must not be like those who draw near to God with their mouth and honor Him with their lips, but whose heart is far from Him (Matthew 7:6-7). May God grant us a faith in Christ that is genuine and true, which joyously and spontaneously expresses itself in deeds of compassion, service, and love.
Quoted from Nicholas Batzig’s article in Tabletalk, May 2013.