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The Symphony of the Earthly Trinity

  Bartolom√© Esteban Murillo | The Heavenly and Earthly Trinities,  1675 -  1682 God the Father, who made the heaven and the earth, in His infinite wisdom, when he determined to send His only begotten Son into this world to save us from our sins, he willed that His Son should not be an orphan but be born into a human family. He entrusted His only Begotten Son to human parents, Mary, His Mother, and Joseph, His Foster Father. Heaven is brought to earth.  The Holy Family became the perfect image of the Heavenly Trinity here on earth. It is a communion of persons, an exchange of love, a sign and image of the communion of the Father and the Son in the Holy Spirit. And for this reason, the Holy Family is traditionally called the Terrestrial Trinity. I invite you to imagine: What must it be like for Jesus to live with Mary and Joseph, the two greatest saints in human history? And what must it be like for Mary and Joseph to live with Christ, the Son of God? This is beyond our imagination. But

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