When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest,
I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now.
Insofar as I learn to love my earthly dearest
at the expense of God and instead of God,
I shall be moving towards the state in which
I shall not love my earthly dearest at all.
When first things are put first,
second things are not suppressed but increased.
~ C. S. Lewis, Letters of C.S. Lewis (8 November, 1952) ~