He and Us – Thoughts on the Nativity from St. Ambrose

 

“He was a baby, a child, so that you may become a complete, mature person. He was wrapped in swaddling clothes, so that you might be freed from the bonds of death. He was in a manger, so that you may be on the altar. He came to earth so that you may be in the stars. He had no place in the inn, so that you may have in heaven many mansions. He, being rich, became poor for your sakes, that through his poverty you might become rich.”

– St. Ambrose (4th century)

7 thoughts on “He and Us – Thoughts on the Nativity from St. Ambrose

  1. Although your post is from two years I heard this quoted today and a quick search on the internet led to your site. Question: do you know the exact written source for this quote from Ambrose?

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  2. Pingback: The Ethics of Christmas – The Nativity Sermon of Isaac the Syrian | Interrupting the Silence

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