“… because at the preaching of Jonah they repented, and there is something greater than Jonah here.” (Luke 11:32)
So don’t get me wrong here. I am sure Jonah was a great dude. In fact, he seems to have affected a LOT of change amongst people. But I always found that story to be a little bizarre.
One day, Jonah is all; Actually, God, sorry don’t feel like really spreading the word here. One thing leads to another, and all of a sudden he was eaten by a whale.
What?! I watch Supernatural incessantly (which has its fair share of really out there situations), and even this idea of being eaten by a whale 100% confounds me.
But in today’s gospel, Jesus is saying that the sign given to Jonah is all we will need. The people turned back to the Lord because of this man who got eaten by a whale. How greater should our return to Him be when Jesus is the one asking us to come and see?
This lent, I am really trying to get to a deeper understanding of my relationship with God. What makes it tick? What needs to change? How can I turn my heart back to Him and become the best version of myself that I can possibly be?
I hope that in the next 30 some odd days, I start to see this answer more clearly. And I hope that I can see it without someone needing to be eaten by a whale =p .