Mary, humble and lowly by Origen

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“I do not consider it worth the trouble to contest accusations offered without seriousness and as a joke [by Celsus]: “Was the Mother of Jesus pretty, perhaps, and was it because of her beauty that God, who by His nature cannot fall in love with an incorruptible body, embraced her? Wasn’t it less than fitting that God should fall in love with a woman who was neither rich nor of royal blood, since no man had knowledge of her, not even her neighbours?” He also asserts, joking, that “when the carpenter began to hate her and discarded her, neither God’s power nor her protestations of fidelity could save her. “No”- he concludes – “all this has nothing to do with the kingdom of God.” in what way does this differ from the villainies that some prefer to speak on the streets, whose words are unworthy of any serious attention?”

Origen,  Aganist Celsus 1, 39; ; PG 11:733

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Gambero, L., 1999. Mary and the Fathers of the Church 1st ed. Translated by Buffer, T., San Francisco: Ignatius Press. P.81

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