Urban Garbage & Sacred Space
I was cleaning up the small yard in front of the urban church I serve today and was struck by the weird places that I found trash. The building is on a corner, with a popular bus stop site heavily used by the neighboring middle school. I find junk everywhere. But this morning was surprised to find a juice box at shoulder height in a bush near our front door (see the photo). I guess it was easier to throw it out than just throw it down. Of course it was easier - and less nasty - to clean up then the cat carcass I found in a neighboring bush last year on a clean up day. Thank God for gloves!