Augustine For Today

January 5 - Saint John Neumann

The Lord Jesus wished to be a man for our sakes. Don’t hold this kindness cheap; Wisdom is lying there on the earth. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. O food and bread of the angels! The angels take their fill of you, they are content with you, and they don’t grow tired of you; they derive their life from you, their wise judgment from you, their bliss from you. And where are you for my sake? In a cramped and crowded hostelry, in rags, in a manger.

Sermon 196, 3