Jonah is the disobedient prophet who was called beyond the borders of his people, his nation, and his compassion. We catch up with him in Jonah 4.1-11 to find him angry and arguing with God over God’s decision not to destroy Ninevah. Jonah is mad because he knew that God is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in love. This incredibly good news upsets Jonah when he sees that God is who he is not only toward Jonah, but toward Jonah’s enemies as well. Can we see a bit of ourselves in Jonah? Can we feel the challenge of God’s unrelenting compassion? Today we sit with the central truth of the Book of Jonah: “The Earth Is the Lord’s and Everyone in It.”