Advent is a season of hope. We are asked to stay awake. In verse 37, we hear, “And what I say to you I say to all: stay awake.”(Mark 13::37) . The act of hoping requires the act of fighting against cheap, delusional, false hopes. Being hopeful is never easy. In order to keep awake, we need to be hopeful; we need to learn to hope against all the fake hopes.