Parish School of Religion
The Family Reflection
The Church teaches us that the family is a reflection of the Holy Trinity. I think about this a lot. It’s kind of perplexing. Having a family certainly is a beautiful gift rooted in God’s love, but it’s also the hardest job anyone can imagine, a major sacrifice, a trial, and some days it can get pretty ugly. There are many days that feel like complete failures--180 degrees from the divine perfection that is the Holy Trinity.
I would guess that the Holy Trinity has existed for all eternity, but it was not revealed to us until Jesus, both God and Man, came into the world, was crucified, died, buried, resurrected, and then sent us the Holy Spirit to be our source of strength at the Pentecost. The journey to this mystery of faith was forged by one perfect sacrifice. Beyond our comprehension, the crucifixion was a real trial, true agony. Jesus became mercy on the cross, revealing God’s eternal love for us. The Holy Spirit, the love between the Father and the Son, gives us the grace to remain close to God. How magnificent is our Catholic faith, and how divine is the Holy Trinity!
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