He was a baby and a child, so that you may be a perfect human. He was wrapped in swaddlilng clothes, so that you may be freed from the snares of death. He was in the manger, so that you may be in the altar. He was on earth so that you may be in the stars. He had no other place in the inn, so that you may have many mansions in the heavens. He, being rich, became poor for your sakes, that through his poverty you might be rich. Therefore, his poverty is our inheritance, and the Lord's weakness is our virture. He chose to lack for himself, that he may abound for all. The sobs of that appalling infancy cleanse me, those tears wash away my sins. Therefore, Lord Jesus, I owe more to your sufferings because I was redeemed than I do the workds for which I was created. Exposition of the Gospel of Luke 2.41-42.