Augustine For Today

December 24

“In bending down to pick us up, he chose the smallest day, but the one from which light starts increasing. Thus by his very coming in this sort of way he is silently exhorting us, as effectively as if he shouted it aloud, to learn to be rich in the one who became poor for us; to accept freedom in the one who for our sake accepted the form of a slave; to take possession of the heavens in the one who for our sake sprang from the earth.”

Sermon 192, 3