"poor enough, as we well see
by where you set your sacred burden down -
no better inn for hospitality."
Anthony Esolen cites this passage from Dante's Inferno and references other passages that describe a woman nursing her child or tending her home, going on to say:
"What those scenes have in common is that smallness that Christianity fearlessly proclaims, in the teeth of a world that worships only bigness, and misunderstands it at that."
- from "Dante's Divine Comedy and Christmas" by Anthony Esolen in Magnificat, December 2007, Vol. 9, No. 10