10 February 2008

Patristic Quote of the Day

[See, I told you] "He found man reduced to the level of the beasts; therefore is He placed like fodder in a manger, that we, having left off our bestial life, might mount up to that degree of intelligence which befits man's nature; and whereas we were brutish in soul, by now approaching the manger, even His own table, we find no longer fodder, but the bread from heaven, which is the body of life. -- St. Cyril of Alexandria, Homily 1 on Luke 2.

1 comment:

Jimbo said...

I figured no matter how much that sinus headache was bothering you and no matter how busy you were, that you couldn't resist cracking the book open... (when it arrived in the mail last summer, I couldn't either!)