Ezra Taft Benson

“To love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength is all-consuming and all-encompassing. It is no lukewarm endeavor. It is total commitment of our very being---physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually---to a love of the Lord.

“The breadth, depth, and height of this love of God extend into every facet of one’s life. Our desires, be they spiritual or temporal, should be rooted in a love of the Lord. Our thoughts and affections should be centered on the Lord” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson, p. 39).