As Jacob saw that the same ladder touching heaven and earth was used by the angels both for ascending and descending, so we can be sure that the same charity cherishes both God and our neighbor, raising us even to spiritual union with God, and bringing us back to loving companionship with our neighbors. It must always be understood, however, that we love our neighbors for this reason, that they are made in the image and likeness of God, created to communicate in his goodness, share in his grace, and rejoice in his glory."
Francis de Sales (AD 1567-1622), Treatise on the Love of God
This is a breathtaking passage. In veritatem lectio divina suprema!
De Sales was the bishop of Geneva, a zealous leader of the Counter-Reformation, and a man who, by all appearances, knew how to *love* God in every area of life, (seemingly) big and (misleadingly) small, (ostensibly) important and (allegedly) trivial.