Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Deformity of Christ

The deformity of Christ forms you. If he had not willed to be deformed, you would not have recovered the form which you had lost. Deformed, he hung upon the cross. But his deformity is the source of our beauty. In this life let us hold fast to the deformity of Christ. Let us carry the sign of his deformity on our forehead. Let us not be ashamed of the deformity of Christ. Let us look with eyes of wonder at his deformity, for therein is the perfect justice of God. (From Augustine's Discourses on the Psalms)