Sayings of the Desert Fathers
154. An elder said, 'There is somebody who eats a great deal and is still hungry, and there is somebody who eats a little and is satisfied. He who eats much and is still hungry has a greater reward than the one who eats little and is satisfied.'
- Book of the Elders: Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Systematic Collection, By John Wortley
Amateurs do it out of love.
Who wants to see God? Cry to the Lord with an intensely yearning heart and you will certainly see Him. People shed jugs of tears for money, wife, and children. But if they would weep for God for only one day they would surely see Him.