“Free will succeeded in making Adam’s beauty ugly,
for he, a man, sought to become a god.
Grace, however, made beautiful his deformities
and God came to become a man.
Divinity flew down to draw humanity up,
for the Son had made beautiful the deformities of the servant
and so he has become a god, just as he desired.”
St. Ephrem the Syrian
Feast Day: January 28