No Ordinary Time. My girls and I were discussing books when both mentioned that Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the most memorable they had ever read. The librarians at Raybrook added it to our collection. I read it and had to agree.
During one of our nation’s pre-war periods, when a difficult issue was being considered and opinions varied, the wise wife of our president firmly pronounced, “This is no ordinary time,” and a positive, decisive decision settled it.
Now pondering Advent, this occasion comes to mind. Isaiah is warning Israel and Judah of things to come. They must make a decision. Compare this to the life-changing event of Advent. In the fullness of time, Jesus Christ, our Savior, came into the world. We must make a decision. Will you feel like sincerely singing to the top of your voice, “Joy to the world, the Lord has come”? You should. Advent is no ordinary time.
– Marian Beltman