In what way did He come but this, "The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among
us"? Just as when we speak, in order that what we leave in our minds may enter
through the ear into the mind of the hearer, the word which we have in our
hearts becomes an outward sound and is called speech; and yet our thought does
not lose itself in the sound, but remains complete in itself, and takes the
form of speech without being modified in its own nature by the change: so the
Divine Word, though suffering no change of nature, yet became flesh, that He
might dwell among us.