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Wednesday of the First Week of Lent – March 9, 2022

Bishop’s Reflections

March 9, 2022

For every day during Lent, Bishop Edward Malesic writes a Scripture reflection for the faithful. Follow the bishop on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Wednesday of the First Week of Lent – March 9, 2022

I love the story of Jonah, which is really the story of a man who did all he could to go in the opposite direction that God had determined for him.

Isn’t that the case for many of us? We know where God wants us to be. We know what God wants us to do? But we run away in the opposite direction.

The story of Jonah reminds us that God will not give up on us. Even if it takes a storm or some other difficulty to wake us from our sleep, God will prevail. And, perhaps we need to be swallowed by a rather big fish in order to be put back in the place where God wants us to be.

What is this big fish for us? It comes in different forms for different people and at different times. It represents being led where we don’t always want to go. Sometimes we look back and see the circumstances that were out of our control but ultimately led to some great blessing for us.

God is in charge, after all.

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