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<< Monday, October 3, 2011 >>
Jonah 1:1—2:2, 11
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Jonah 2:3-5, 8 Luke 10:25-37
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"This is the word of the Lord that came to Jonah." —Jonah 1:1

Jonah is both strikingly similar and dissimilar to Jesus. Jonah and Jesus are the only two people in the Bible who fell asleep in a boat during a storm (Jon 1:5). Jonah's storm was stopped by "sacrificing" him, throwing him overboard (see Jon 1:14-15). By Jesus' sacrificial death on Calvary, the storms of sin and death were stopped for those who believe in Him. As Jonah spent three days in the belly of a fish (Jon 2:1), Jesus spent three days buried in the earth (Mt 12:40).

In contrast to these amazing similarities, Jonah was directly opposite to Jesus in other ways. Jonah fled from the will of God the Father; Jesus obeyed the Father. Jonah was guilty; Jesus was innocent. Jonah was vindictive; Jesus was and is forgiving and merciful.

Ironically, Jonah was, at least originally, more successful than Jesus. All 120,000 Ninevites converted in one day when Jonah reluctantly said "Repent" (see Jon 4:11). However, Jesus also repeatedly said and says "Repent," but few listen to Him. The Ninevites will remark on this at Judgment Day: "For at the preaching of Jonah [we] reformed, but you have a greater than Jonah here" (Lk 11:32).

Listen to Jesus more than you listen to any person, government, boss, celebrity, superstar, or business. Repent!

Prayer: Father, enable me to repent totally and immediately.
Promise: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." —Lk 10:27
Praise: Gloria listened to her Lord and not her boss, and quit her job when asked to behave contrary to her faith.
(For a related teaching, order our leaflet, Do You Renounce Satan?, or our audio tape AV 44-1 or video tape V-44.)
Rescript: In accord with the Code of Canon Law, I hereby grant the Imprimatur ("Permission to Publish") for One Bread, One Body covering the period from October 1, 2011 through November 30, 2011.
†Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Bishop-Elect, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, April 26, 2011 (for 10-1-2011 through 11-29-2011) and May 26, 2011 (for 11-30-2011).
The Imprimatur ("Permission to Publish") is a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free of doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
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