The Baptism of the Lord - "you humble yourself profoundly"
He came to the baptism of John among crowds of people. He came like one of the people, he who alone was without sin. Who would then have believed that he was the Son of God? Who would have thought that he was the Lord of Majesty?
You humble yourself profoundly, Lord ...
[John] trembles. Is it any wonder? Is it, I ask, any wonder if a person trembles and does not dare to touch God's holy head, the head to be adored by angels, revered by powers, held in awe by principalities? You choose to be baptized, Lord Jesus?
... O humility, moral excellence of Christ, how you confound our pride and vanity!
St Bernard of Clairvaux - from a sermon on the Lord's Epiphany, "On the Three Appearances".