Revisiting Jonah

Jonah thrown overboard with a great fish lurking beneath the surface

At a time in our national life when we may be called to go to Nineveh, to the places of challenge and trial, we, like Jonah, may wish to flee in the opposite direction as far as we can go. Against that inclination stands this text—a reminder of the expansiveness of God's mercy and of the call placed before us to go into those places of discomfort and confrontation to proclaim God's purposes.