Love your spouse.
Love your child.
Love your best friend.
But make sure that your primary love belongs to God alone.
“He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me. He who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he who does not take up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.”
If we follow Jesus he will enable us to “love God with all our heart, soul, strength and mind, and our neighbor as ourselves.”
If we follow Jesus we will love him with primary love.
And we will tend to his sheep.
“Simon, son of John, do you love me?”
“Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
“Tend my sheep.”