As I made our Sunday morning French toast, I considered the egg. So simple: hard boiled, over-easy, scrambled—or whisked and soaked up by bread.
The egg: giving body to meatloaf and stuffing, essential to cake and Christmas cookies. Eggs not eaten can turn into more egg-laying chickens or meat for the dinner table. Carefully emptied of their contents, eggshells become Easter decorations.
World Vision and similar charities offer Christmas gifts of chickens, geese or ducks—a gift that keeps on giving, improving a poor family’s nutrition and income, enhancing an entire village’s economic status.