The Deformity of Christ

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. Therefore, deformed he hung upon the Cross. But his deformity is our comeliness. In this life, therefore, let us hold fast to the deformed Christ. We carry the sign of this deformity on our forehead. Let us not be ashamed of this deformity of Christ. Let us hold to this way, and we shall arrive where we shall see him; we shall see the perfect justice of God.

Augustine