Not long ago, my husband and I were in Germany, and visited the parish church of Oberammergau. Like most churches in small villages, Saints Peter and Paul Church was modest in size, but filled to overflowing with treasures to raise one’s mind and heart to God.
The one which most caught my eye in this particular little church was a golden sculpture of the Most Blessed Trinity. Perhaps more fascinating than its appearance was its title: The Consultation.
The artist represented the Three Divine Persons as having a conversation of sorts. Their discussion was over what to do about fallen, sinful man. They agreed, of course, that they would redeem Their poor creature, and the result would be the Saving Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ. A depiction of the Crucifixion hangs in the church on a wall facing The Consultation Sculpture.
As our Savior is soon to be born again to us at Christmas, I thought I would share these two pictures, which remind me so much of God’s Love for us….”while we were yet sinners..,” and afterward, when Grace and Mercy poured forth from the Side of Jesus Crucified.
O Most Holy Trinity, how wondrous is Your Love for us, and how grateful we are that Your “Consultation” brought to us eternal life, and, someday, the glorious vision of You, O Three in One, before Whom the angels fall on their faces and chant unceasingly, “Holy, Holy, Holy….” Grant that we may even now join in their song, singing Your Endless Praises, for You alone are Worthy. Come and dwell more deeply in our hearts this Christmas!