Better that we do Mitzvos than serve Hashem:
The Jerusalem Talmud states “Better that they left me but guarded my Torah.” This means to say as follows: It is possible for one to feel closeness to Hashem in his heart, and pray to him and have a genuine close relationship with Him. Nevertheless, it is possible at the same time for the person to remain non-observant in Hashem’s commands, similar to a robber crying to G-d for help during his robbery. On this Chazal state that Hashem would rather that one forget Him but keep His Torah than remember Him but forget His commands.
 Keser Shem Tov 3
 Chagiga 1/7
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