One of the surprising lessons in mathematics is that the numeral 0 (zero) is more powerful than we might think. If we add zero to a number, the number does not change; similarly if we subtract it. But if we multiply any number by zero, however great that number is, it is immediately reduced to zero (so, 100 x 0 = 0). It is the same with love. Love multiples the benefit or effect of even the smallest action. But what happens if there is no love? The lovelessness reduces even the grandest action to being of no value to God.