... the Love of God is Self-Love in its Highest and Purest Form.

For we truly or rightly love ourselves only when we seek the highest good (God). Hence, the more we love God, the more we love the more, and ourselves; truly and wisely we love ourselves, the more inevitably we do come to love God. True self-love thus leads to the love of God, and the love of God is self-love in its highest and purest form.
~ Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD)