Why does God work by Theodotus of Ancyra.

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He comes, the Lord of all, in the form of a servant, clothed with poverty, so as not to startle his prey. He was conceived in an obscure village; he chose an obscure country place for his birth; he is born of a poor Virgin, and takes upon himself everything that poverty involves.

Theodotus of Anchyra, Homily 1, 8; PG 77, 1360 C.

God works in mysterious ways; his ways are beyond our understanding. In His wisdom, he chose to be poor and homeless. We have no excuse avoiding donating or helping each others.

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

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