Bernard: Christ clothed himself with "the poverties and infirmities of man"
"One shining with the glory of the Only-begotten of the Father, but clothed in the poverties and infirmities of man, has walked before us in power and weakness, in majesty and woe. He has come close to us, and drawn us close to him; he has touched every chord of our hearts: has secured our implicit trust, and become the object of adoration and love: then he has hung upon a cross, has sunk into a grave, has risen, has ascended, and is gone. It was a brief dispensation, and is finished once for all." -- Thomas Dehany Bernard, "The Progress of Doctrine in the New Testament", p. 67