Thoughts on the Incarnation
by Augustine

Manís maker was made man,
that He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His motherís breast;
that the Bread might hunger,
the Fountain thirst,
the Light sleep,
the Way be tired on its journey;
that the Truth might be accused of false witness,
the Teacher be beaten with whips,
the Foundation be suspended on wood;
that Strength might grow weak;
that the Healer might be wounded;
that Life might die.

Ė Augustine of Hippo (Sermons 191.1)


This quote is an excerpt from a sermon by:
Augustine of Hippo:

He by whom all things were made was made one of all things.  The Son of God by the Father without a mother became the Son of man by a mother without a father.  The Word Who is God before all time became flesh at the appointed time.  The maker of the sun was made under the sun.  He Who fills the world lays in a manger, great in the form of God but tiny in the form of a servant; this was in such a way that neither was His greatness diminished by His tininess, nor was His tininess overcome by His greatness.

(St. Augustine, Sermon 187)