Is there any connection between love and idolatry?
I am asking this question in order to understand love and to see if there is a relationship between it and idolatry. Is there a connection, and if so, what can I do to make sure that what I love (either an object, idea, or another person) is not a form of idolatry?
To clarify further, I will explain what I mean by love. I mean love as the act of loving something or someone, whereby the individual spiritually attaches himself to something external to him, such as an idea, object, or another human being. The act of loving, as I understand it, manifests itself either spontaneously or transcendentally. The former is referring to the act of loving that which he experiences with his senses, and the latter referring to loving that which comes from contemplation, meditation, etc. Whether its spontaneous love or transcendental love, can the act of love be the cause of one's idolatry?
Additionally, what I mean by idolatry, as I understand it, is when an individual bases his existence around an object, idea, or person. It is a desire to live in a certain way based on what the individual cherishes and values.
I may be overthinking this and I do apologize for the confusion, but I just wanted clarification on the concept of love. Personally, I love family, art, music, and other things that bring me joy and comfort, but I am concerned that the act of loving something could lead to idolatry. So how do I know if it is or isn't? That is why the question was raised.