Daily Meditations - The Love of God in Practice by St Alphonsus Liguori Day 7
In the same way, the Son has given Himself unreservedly to us, because of the love which He has for us : "He loved us and he sacrificed himself for us." (Gal., 2, 30). It was He who became man, and clothed Himself in flesh just like ourselves; so that He might redeem us from eternal death, and recover for us divine grace, and the paradise that was lost; "And the Word was made flesh." (John, 1 14). Now we see a God reduced to nothing : "He reduced Himself to nothing, taking the nature of a servant....and he revealed himself in human form." We as to take the nature of a servant, and subjecting Himself to all the miseries that other men suffer.