Birth of Jesus
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The Word of God Came Down to Our Level
As a kind teacher who cares for His disciples, if some of them cannot profit by higher subjects, comes down to their level, and teaches them at any rate by simpler courses; so also did the Word of God.… For seeing that men, having rejected the contemplation of God, and with their eyes downward, as though sunk in the deep, were seeking about for God in nature and in the world of sense, feigning gods for themselves of mortal men and demons; to this end the loving and general Savior of all, the Word of God, takes to Himself a body, and as Man walks among men and meets the senses of all men halfway, to the end, I say, that they who think that God is corporeal may from what the Lord effects by His body perceive the truth, and through Him recognize the Father.
Christ Is One Person in Two Natures
He came forth then, as God, with that which He had assumed; one Person in two natures, flesh and Spirit, of which the latter deified the former. O new commingling; O strange conjunction! The self-existent comes into being, the uncreated is created, that which cannot be contained is contained by the intervention of an intellectual soul mediating between the Deity and the corporeity of the flesh. And He who gives riches becomes poor; for He assumes the poverty of my flesh, that I may assume the riches of His Godhead. He who is full empties Himself; for He empties Himself of His Glory for a short while, that I may have a share in His fullness.
The King of All Moved into Our City
As when a great king has entered into some large city and taken up his abode in one of the houses there, such city is then held worthy of high honor, and no enemy or bandit descends upon it and subjects it any longer, but instead it is thought entitled to all care, because of the king’s having taken up his residence in a single house there; so too it has been with the King of all. For now that He has come to our realm, and taken up His abode in one body among His peers, from now on the whole conspiracy of the enemy against mankind is checked, and the corruption of death that before was prevailing against them is done away.