Jonah: Othering

Take a good hard look into your identity. Listen carefully to the words that come out of your mouth. Be open to the possibility that you have an “othering” problem. Everything you hold dear is soon to be tested, and the test will reveal your true allegiance. Jonah is on the run from God. He has no intention of obeying God’s call upon his life to confront Israel’s enemy, that great city of Nineveh, with the news about God’s imminent justice and His offer of mercy.