Ritual without agape is obnoxious
1 Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.
Paul uses the example of tongues here, however you can inject any religious ritual, ministry, or spiritual gift. The point being, without Gods love in operation with the action, it becomes obnoxious to those around. Jesus' love for you & I was the sole motive in going thru with the crucifixion.