Jonah and the Fail
Almost everyone has heard the story about a guy named Jonah getting swallowed by a whale. And almost everyone seems to have an opinion about whether it’s a true story or parable, myth or exaggeration. But what if all the Sunday school classes and storybooks and flannel graphs and movies tell the story without ever actually telling the story? What if we've missed the whole point?
What makes grace so powerful and disruptive and transformative is precisely that it isn't deserved, and still extended. That is what changes people's hearts.
What if we had that posture when interacting with our neighbors and coworkers and friends and family members? What if people starting recognizing followers of Jesus by their humility and graciousness? Those are two attributes Jesus demonstrated over and over again.
What if we lived with that question in mind?