Something to think about on this Holy Family Sunday. . .
Trinitarian Family: Father, Son, Holy Spirit
Holy Family: Jesus, Mary, Joseph
Eschatological Family: Christ & Church
Social Family: Individual, family, State*
Ecclesial Family: Bishop, priest, deacon, laity
Domestic Family: Mom, Dad, kids, etc.
Individual Family: body, soul, spirit
Now, starting at the top with the Trinitarian Family, move down the list
of families and mediate on how each familial relationship is a more
perfect relationship than the one below it.**
Then, starting at the bottom with the Individual Family, move up the
list of families and mediate on how each familial relationship is an
imperfect reflection of the one above it.
How does the more perfect familial relationships help perfect/complete the imperfect/incomplete familial relationships?
Report your findings.
*I added this one after getting feedback from knowledgeable HA readers.
** "more perfect" here is a way of saying "more complete given X's telos"
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