On the advent of Advent

John 1-14 (palms)

A brief meditation to begin this season of Advent, and welcome the Word made Flesh  ~

Man’s Maker was made man,
that He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His mother’s breast;
that the Bread might hunger,
the Fountain thirst,
the Light sleep,
the Way be tired on its journey;

that the Truth might be accused of false witness,
the Teacher be beaten with whips,
the Foundation be suspended on wood;
that Strength might grow weak;
that the Healer might be wounded;
that Life might die.

– St. Augustine of Hippo

 

4 thoughts on “On the advent of Advent

  1. Thanks for the great Augustine quote. It just might make an appearance on the inside of a Wheatland bulletin this Advent season!

    Merry Christmas and blessings to you on the coming year of our Lord, 2016!

    (Pastor) Bruce

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