We tend to be easily overwhelmed by a constantly negative news cycle and the brokenness we see around us. This Advent is a time for us instead to live in hope. St. Paul’s first few lines to the Corinthians give us an idea of how we can do that: pray in thanksgiving for everyone in your life, focus your attention on your faith, and rely on God to strengthen you through the church. This week, take a moment to do at least one of those. And ask God to give you hope this Advent.