On the day of Pentecost, the Church was born by the power and outpouring of the Holy Spirit. When the Spirit was poured out, people began speaking in tongues and the crowds reacted in two different ways: Some praised God and wanted to understand this manifestation better, but others ridiculed, declaring the tongue speakers were drunk. When people speak in tongues today the same kinds of responses are common. Nevertheless, Jesus offers this precious gift to every believer who has the heart to receive.