Triumph of the Innocents

The painting Triumph of the Innocents is at first glance perhaps a bit of 19th century sentimentality, however at a deeper level it does point toward a truth.

It perhaps does not quote the brutality of the massacre of the little one’s of Bethlehem by the brutally paranoid Herod. But it does point to the coming communion of the saints in that these little ones are the first to die for the sake of Christ and are in “one the ground floor” of the Kingdom of God. This is not to trivialize the loss or to say it was good but it does point to a place beyond time when all that is misshapen in time will be reformed into it’s proper symmetry.