OVERVIEW: APRIL Eastertime. God is Family. God, as Trinity is a family, the perfect community of love. Every human family, as individuals and a unit, is an image of God, and as a family is called to mirror the relationship of the Trinity. St Francis in his Canticle of the Creatures praises God: ”We praise you Lord for all your creatures, brother sun, sister moon, brother fire, sister water, mother earth and all creation. To you O Lord do they belong, you created them and they bear your likeness.” Humankind is especially gifted with the power of understanding, to love but to hurt and to forgive, because of love.  How has the image of the Trinity been disfigured as fire, water and wind are today such destructive forces? Are we ready to collaborate to repair the damage we have done?   Pope Francis: God is a family. The Father is the ultimate source of everything, the loving and self-communicating foundation of all that exists. The Son, his reflection, through whom all things were created united himself to this earth when he was formed in the womb of Mary. The Spirit infinite bond of love is intimately at the very heart of the universe, inspiring and bringing new pathways. The world was created by the three persons, acting as a single divine principle. The Trinity has left its mark on all creation. LS 238-239.  Within the family which could be called a domestic church individuals enter upon an ecclesial experience of communion among persons which reflects, through grace, the mystery of the Holy Trinity. AL86.