It can happen to followers of Jesus Christ. Loveless love is when we’ve been saved by the grace of God’s true love, but we don’t love in the extraordinary way of Jesus. In short, we’ve been saved, but not changed. We are loved by God, but we love through our own human power, not His. We love virtually the same things in the same way as the world.
Most of the time we love our spouses, our kids, our friends, our hobbies, our dog…all in an ordinary way. Same with our love for food, our love of a flat stomach, our love for Netflix… Maybe I’m okay with that kind of ordinary. It’s easier. But the thing is that ordinary doesn’t really change us or the world around us in the extraordinary way Jesus had in mind. It doesn’t release the power of the Holy Spirit through my life. Am I okay with that?