It has been said ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ Yes, because this love for God encompasses everything: health, beauty, light, intelligence, power and freedom. If we love God with all our being, if we place God first, if we make daily efforts – three, four, ten times a day – to slip out of ourselves and melt into this immensity from which we derive life, happiness, strength and every blessing, we will understand that no creature deserves our love more than God.

Yes, because no one – not our parents, spouse, children or friends – can give us something so essential, no one. They can give a few objects and smiles, but these in no way compare to the life and blessings that come from the divine Source.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov