“The world is not as just, not as loving, not as whole as we know it can and should be. But the coming of Christ and his presence among us—as one of
us—give us reason to live in hope” -Connections
“Sick, our nature demanded to be healed; fallen, to be raised up; dead, to rise again. We had lost the possession of the good; it was necessary for it to be given back to us. Closed in the darkness, it was necessary to bring us the light; captives, we awaited a Savior; prisoners, help; slaves, a liberator. Are these things minor or insignificant? Did they not move God to descend to human nature and visit it, since humanity was in so miserable and unhappy a state?”
- St. Gregory of Nyssa, Orat. catech 15: PG 45, 48B.