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jesus_comfortsI was looking for a way to reach you and be yours, but my search bore no fruit, for there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus (Tim 1 2:5). For He has commanded me to stick to Him in order to reach You, and He – may His name be glorified and blessed – calls on me saying,” I am the way and the truth and the life.” (John 14:6). And when He saw us acting like small children unable to reach Him and follow His example since He is God, He became man like us out of his kindness for our condition.
Since I lacked the humanity that led me to Jesus Christ, the meek and the humble, I did not know what He brought with Him to teach us when he carried our weakness. That is, I did not know that Your eternal Word that is exalted above all creatures has descended to see people with Your own eyes! God has descended so that people should no longer turn up their own noses and be arrogant but should embrace humility and be subservient out of their love for Him, so He will grant them power and prestige.
Saint Augustine
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