The maker of man, he was made man, so that the director of the stars might be a babe at the breast, that bread may be hungry, and the fountain thirsty;  that the light might sleep, and the way be weary from a journey;  that the truth might be accused by false witnesses, and the judge of the living and the dead be judged by a mortal judge;  that justice might be convicted by the unjust, and discipline be scourged with whips hung up on a tree;  that strength might grow weak, eternal health be wounded, life die.

– Augustine of Hippo