Some thoughts of others on the mystery of the incarnation …
“He who fills the world lay in a manger, great in the form of God but tiny in the form of a servant.”
‘The meaning of the word made flesh is not that the divine nature was changed into flesh, but that the divine nature assumed our flesh.’
‘Christ added to himself that which he was not; he did not lose what he was.’
all St Augustine of Hippo
Jesus Christ, in his infinite love, has become what we are, in order that he may make us entirely what he is.
Irenaeus of Lyons
Many men have sought to be God. But only one God has sought to be man.
The heresies of the church all have their source in the often well-meaning attempt to rationalize or resolve the Christological paradox. They generally constitute an attempt to exalt one nature to the detriment of the other.