The book of Jonah is a comedy that juxtaposes this prophet (representative of the dominant attitudes of Israel...and perhaps of us today?) with the people of Nineveh and a bunch of pagan sailors to ask important questions: What does it mean to be God's chosen people? What are we chosen for? How far does/can God's love reach? Is God's grace too good?
May we not be reluctant messengers, but willing reach out even to those we believe to be "too far" from God.
Sermon by Pastor Luke Oliver
Bible Text: Jonah 1