In "Doctrinal Discussion" Don Englund writes:

A failure to properly worship our Lord in praise and in the wonder of being loved ourselves will inevitably lead to a loss of ability to properly love others. Critical attitudes lead to selective friendships rather than to indiscriminate, unconditional, Christlike love to others. Church schisms and divisions of self-centeredness follow, accompanied by a lifeless co-existence with the desperate needs of hopeless people in our communities. The spiritual light of the community — once strong — has flickered, faltered, and failed!

Source: Christ, the Triumphant Lord: Adult Teacher's Insights, page 13.