In the Bible at the beginning of Acts 3 there is a story.
One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon.2 Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money.4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!”5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.
In a conversation this morning I was asked ” why didn’t the friends carry him into the temple?” Unfortunately, the lame man was unwanted and forbidden from entering because of his disability. He was only allowed at the gate.
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