When once thy foot enters the church, be bare.
God is more there, than thou: for thou art there
Only his permission….
Resort to sermons, but prayers the most:
Praying’s the end of preaching….
In time of service seal up both thine eyes,
And send them to thine heart; that spying sin,
They may weep out the stains by the them did rise:
Those doors being shut, all by the ear comes in.
Who marks in church-time other symmetry,
Makes all their beauty his deformity.
George Herbert (1593-1633).