I once had a spiritual director tell me the following.
“You know… It is possible to do more than God requires, and less than God desires.”
While infuriatingly vague, the maxim has stuck with me and functions to pose the following productive question.
What, in fact, does God desire?
More than we can comprehend, surely, but perhaps essentially this: that we know how profoundly we are loved.
Truly knowing oneself as loved by God changes everything, and enables clearer vision of what, then, God requires.