At Bethlehem, the Son of God became, like us, a creature who suffers. Suffering is our native tongue. Suffering is the only universal language that survived the confounding of languages that took place at Babel (Genesis 11:1-9) All creatures who suffer understand it. God became a creature who suffers to speak to us in our native tongue at Calvary. Speaking to us in our native tongue makes sure there is no misunderstanding.