There are only two things that are lovable essentially.
First, man's own happiness, relatively, by man's nature. In other words, man seeks his happiness necessarily.
Second, God, absolutely, by God's nature. God is goodness itself and is lovable by anyone who sees it for what it is.
As a result, any search can terminate either in man or in God. Both the relative and absolute termini have their places in the scheme of things.