The View From Outside the Fish

There are many messages in the story of Jonah. But, really, how would you feel if asked to preach the message of repentance from the evil ways of deflation in Boston? Maybe just a little anxious and worried? Maybe this book is a message that God wants us to confront the causes of our anxieties and find ways to face our fears, because the outcomes may not be as bad as we imagine (and, at any rate, are almost certainly better than stewing in the belly of a fish).

Still Here, in the Wilderness

Sometimes the burden of being perfect is a little much. Let’s listen to John’s words that you need not be the prophet or the king. You can just be there person in the wilderness, baking cookies.