For Advent this year I’m participating in the #AdventWord project from Anglican Communion’s Global Advent Calendar with a daily meditation on the word for the day.

I feel like the words are getting harder as Advent progresses. In the year 2017, the concept of trust is a challenging one. Even if you were already cynical, over the past couple of years politicians, business executives, and celebrities have shown us the types of things humans think they can get away with and do get away with. It’s hard to trust anyone at all. In Advent, were called to show our trust in God, but in a world where evil always triumphs its increasingly hard to do.