The readings for this first Sunday of Advent are filled with promises and dier warnings. But it is the Psalm that brings the most hope:
"To you, O Lord, I lift my soul." - Psalm 25
The next four weeks are going to be very busy. Lift your soul by reading scripture, or better yet, get the Advent Companion 2012 by Magnificat and treat yourself to a few minutes a day of lifting up your soul.