Commentary on the Gospel of

Fr. Christopher Newman, cmf

The forty days grace that the Lord gave to the Ninevites remind us of the forty days of Lent. The people of Nineveh repented by fasting and penance. We in turn are given, in this season of Lent, an opportunity to do the same in order to demonstrate our desire to change, to improve ourselves. Through Jonah and all the other signs and wonders of God’s creation and revelation, we have more than enough to put ourselves right with God and stay on the path that leads to eternal life. Jesus ‘is something greater than Jonah’.


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