Before The Birth:
The One manifested as Three - The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.
In Bethlehem there was the father, the mother and the son.
End of the Birth (Luke 23:39-43):
On Golgotha were The Three crosses.
In the Center was the Son, who had decided to shed His body to return whence He emanated.
On His left side was a man, the mere body of man, who railed - "If you are the Christ, save yourself and us". This is the quintessential man - the victim of emotions, happiness, grief, pain, anger, frustration, despair and of little faith. He rejoices greatly, and condemns others.
On His other side was the goodness of the soul of man aspiring to The One, rebuking his lesser self on the other side of The Son ("Do you not fear God, seeing that you are in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds"), even at the time of death and pleading only to be 'remembered' when The Son is where He came from. The soul of man longs to merge with the Infinite, even if it is beyond his comprehension. He accepts the pain and joy of life both as gifts and Death as the the ultimate gift, the first step into the Eternal.
The base physical human body on the one side and on the other, the human spirit longing for the superhuman which actually is inside them, between them, on the same cross.
And Here Begins Hope.