On your way to the house of God, let your meditations, and, if you converse, your words be such as to prepare you the better for the solemnities in which you are to mingle; and when you pass the consecrated threshold, realize that you have come hither for no other purposes than to worship God, and to listen to his truth. It is no part of your errand here to engage in worldly civilities; or hear worldly news; or count the number of strangers, and prepare to comment upon their appearance. Your business here lies between God and your own souls; and it will never advance, while your attention is absorbed by external objects.

– The Rev. Samuel Miller