Intro to Jonah – Forgiving and loving our enemies

Jonah ran from God because he did not want to share the gospel with the Ninevites who were their political and social enemies. This is like the modern-day struggle of christians in Muslim countries reaching out to the very people who may have raped or murdered some of their family or friends. The gospel of God’s grace should overshadow the pain others bring us and forgiveness paves the way to love them with the love of Christ.