Waiting reminds us that were not center of the universe
The mattering part of Advent is never what isn’t, but the paradox of what is.
What is of interest to us is the fact that when they inquire of Herod they say, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him” (Matt 2:2).
The shepherds, perhaps because of their lowly status, are the first to be told of Jesus birth.