Advent continues to come every year to a world that is constantly trying to assert a story of seeking value through significance and power and domination and control and success and comfort–and Advent brings a reminder that Jesus came as a plot twist and a disruption of that story to say, “You are valued and loved without ANY of that, and my Kingdom, the true Kingdom, is a Kingdom made of grace and peace and joy and self-emptying love. We wait. We anticipate. We receive. We participate.