‘There is Something Greater Than Jonah Here’

Rome,      March 12, 2014

Jonah 3:1-10

Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19

Luke 11:29-32

Repentance and mercy are two themes in today’s Liturgy of the Word. The story of Jonah is well known: God commanded him to preach repentance in the city of Nineveh, the capital of Israel’s enemy. And Jonah – knowing full well that if the city repented, then God would be merciful and not punish the city – fled from this divine command. …