A marvelous point in the Office of Readings on the Saturday before Pentecost Sunday from “a sermon of an unknown African author of the sixth century”:
And so if anyone says to one of us: ‘You have received the Holy Spirit; why do you not speak in tongues?’, he should reply: ‘I do speak in every tongue. for I am in the Body of Christ, the Church, which speaks in every tongue. For what did god signify by the presence of the Holy Spirit if it was not that his Church would speak in every tongue?’
Rather amazing that this “unknown author” should have at his fingertips the answer for today’s hard-core pentecostalists, isn’t it?