The test of a person's spiritual level is how he treats other people. The purpose of creation is for a person to praise and exalt the Almighty, to recognize His greatness and continue to grow in this awareness. Similarly, in relation to other people our mission in life is to honor them as much as possible because in doing so we recognize their being created in the image of God. The more you show respect to others, the more you are manifesting your awareness of the Almighty's greatness.
Think of someone you already respect. Now imagine that this
person is created in God's image. What more could you do to
express your respect for this person?
(see Rabbi Yeruchem Levovitz - Daas Chochmah Umussar,
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