In the Garbage Village I found my Advent story. "When Jesus comes to a place, it changes the whole society," said Father Samaan, priest of the St. Simon Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo, Egypt. And so it does.
Jesus' message is one of love and compassion, yet there is nothing loving or compassionate about the modern industries that produce almost all of the chickens, pigs and other farmed animals that are turned into meat in this country
Advent waiting is the time of relinquishing our desire to have outcomes our way and on our schedule. Can we trust that what God has in store for us is worthier of wonder and awe than even our deepest hopes?