This Sunda we begin our emphasis on Advent -- the preparation anc coming of the Christ child. Each week, there is a theme and today's theme is hope. A lot of people miss Christmas for all kinds of reasons. You would think that would be impossible with all the emphasis on Christmas decorations, Christmas carols on the airways non-stop, Christmas lights, Christmas pageants, Christmas cards, and Christmas trees. They miss Christmas for 3 reasons. Today, we will look at that as well as 3 antidotes to it.