Man’s maker was made man

Man’s maker was made man,
that He, Ruler of the stars,
might nurse at His mother’s 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.

– Augustine of Hippo (Sermons 191.1)

 

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