Alexander MacLaren said…

“In the religious life, it is possible to commit the error of prizing peaceful hours of communion, as to waive imperative duty for the sake of them; like Peter with his ‘let us make here three tabernacles,’ while there were devil-ridden sufferers waiting to be healed down on the plain. Moments of devotion, which do not prepare for hours of practical righteousness, are very untrustworthy. But, on the other hand, the paths of righteousness will not be trodden by those who have known nothing of the green pastures and waters where the wearied can rest.”