He was tempted as Man, but he conquered as God. He hungered, but he fed thousands. He thirsted, but gave drink.

Excerpt from Gregory of Nazianzus at Think Theology:

He was tempted as Man, but he conquered as God. He hungered, but he fed thousands. He thirsted, but he cried, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me and drink.” He was wearied, but he is the Rest of them that are weary and heavy laden. He was heavy with sleep, but he walked lightly over the sea; he rebuked the winds, and he made Peter light as he began to sink.

Reminds me of Augustine’s Confessions:

Do greater things contain more of thee, and smaller things less? Or, is it not rather that thou art wholly present everywhere, yet in such a way that nothing contains thee wholly? . . . What, therefore, is my God? . . . most merciful and most just; most secret and most truly present . . . unchangeable, yet changing all things; never new, never old; making all things new . . . always working, ever at rest . . . seeking, and yet possessing all things. Thou dost love, but without passion . . . Yet, O my God, my life, my holy Joy, what is this that I have said? What can any man say when he speaks of thee?1


  1. (2011-09-01). The Great Books Reader, Excerpts and Essays on the Most Influential Books in Western Civilization (p. 105). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.


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