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The Paradox of the Incarnation – A Meditation by St. Augustine of Hippo

December 29, 2012

Maker of the sun,
He is made under the sun,
In the Father he remians,
From his mother he goes forth.
Creator of heaven and earth,
He was born on earth under heaven.
Unspeakably wise,
He is wisely speechless.
Filling the world,
He lies in a manger.
Ruler of the stars,
He nurses at his mother’s bosom.
He is both great in the nature of God,
and small in the form of a servant.

(St. Augustine of Hippo, 354-430)

[The images at the top of this posting are of the Incarnation Window at Chartres Cathedral. They will enlargen if you click on them.]

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