Peter and John went up to the Temple to pray (…), there was a man who had been lame all of his life. Everyday he was carried to the gate of the Temple to beg for money (…). Seeing Peter and John (…), he begged them to give him something. They looked straight at him and Peter said, « Look at us ! » So he looked at them, expecting to get something from them. But Peter said to him, « money and gold I have not, but I give you what I have : in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I order you to get up and walk ! » Then he took him by his right hand and helped him up. (Acts 3 : 1-6)
Do not fear !
The Spirit lives in you. Follow it !
Word of Claude
« If I were to tell you, gentlemen, that it is on behalf of God that I have spoken to you, everytime that I have climbed up into the pulpit, that it is his will that I have declared to you, that through my mouth, he has invited you to come out of this confusion of temporal affairs, from these pointless conversations, which prevent you from thinking of your salvation, from these pointless conversations, which chain you up, from this half-heartedness, which exposes you to so many dangers ; you would doubt the truth of my words, and you would refuse to accept my testimony.
But today, I am addressing those who are touched within by the things which are preached to them.
This voice which entreats you, take care to believe that this is the voice of the preacher… it is your Teacher who is present, and who gives you the honour of calling you to him through him. (From preaching).