Saturday, December 24, 2005

Augustine on Christmas

He, through whom time was made, was made in time;
and He, older by eternity that the world itself, was younger in age than many of His servants in the world;
He, who made man, was made man;
He was given existence by a mother whom He brought into existence;
He was carried in hands which He formed;
He nursed at breasts which He filled;
He cried like a babe in the manger in speechless infancy -- this Word without which human eloquence is speechless!

Sermon on Christmas, by Augustine of Hippo.

Again, not-puritan, but a great encouragement.

1 Comments:

At 12/29/2005 09:39:00 AM, Anonymous the copy-editor said...

Another little typo and another great quote! ..."that" should be "than" I think...

A perfect meditation for Christmas! I wish I had read it that day, but so good anytime.

 

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