The prophet Jonah causes me to ask a couple of questions:
What does God do with a prophet that rejects his mission and goes the other direction?
Is God’s mercy only for the Israelite or is His desire to show mercy to all people?
These questions could have modern versions.
What does God do with the faithful who hide in their man-made shelters of security instead of going out into the world with the message of repentance and forgiveness?
Is God’s mercy only for the Lutheran pew sitting faithful or is His desire to show mercy to all people?
Jonah was a prophet – oo – oo (cue the veggie tales song in your head)