Image via Wikipedia[Christ’sl every act, even from His first coming, is marked by an accompanying patience. From the first moment when He descended from the sublimity of heaven to earthly things. The Son of God did not disdain to put on the flesh of man; nor, although not Himself a sinner to bear the sins of others. He put aside His immortality for a time, and allowed Himself to become mortal, so that, although innocent. He might be slain for the salvation of the guilty. St Cyprian of Carthage, The Advantage of Patience.