from the moment God's humanity becomes known, from that moment [his] benignity cannot remain obscure.
"Ubi . . . Dei innotescit humanitas, iam benignitas latere non potest."
St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Sermon 1 on the Epiphany. Bernhard von Clairvaux: Sämtliche Werke, lateinisch-deutsch 7, p. 322, ll. 5-6; PL 183, col. 143A. Office of readings for 29 December, Liturgy of the hours, vol. 1, p. 447: "God's Son came in the flesh so that mortal men could see and recognize God's kindness. When God reveals his humanity, his goodness cannot possibly remain hidden. To show his kindness [(benignitatem suam)], what more could he do beyond taking my human form?"