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January 07, 2023

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Dave Summers

"...straining at the word parable and swallowing a whale of a story." I loved that!
Jonah is my favourite OT prophet. I well remember many years ago at an SU camp, introducing one of the kids to the story of Jonah and the plant. (He knew about the whale - don't we all?) I forget what led up to it, but it was some conversation about how we get more hung up on petty discomfort than big issues of justice, or something like that. Anyway, I pointed him to Jonah ch4, he read it, and burst out laughing at Jonah's absurdity. A right response, I think, to this most humorous of Biblical books.

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