Jonah is a favourite story, but many misunderstand it. It’s not primarily about a whale or about the wicked Ninevites repenting. The key to the story is the comparison of Jonah’s tiny “kingdom vision” and God’s huge “kingdom vision”. While Jonah sulked, God tried to expand Jonah’s vision.
People in the church (us) often have very limited kingdom vision. We tend to think that church is all about us. Key Q for us: in what ways does God need to expand our vision?