21 January 24 – Epiphany 3B (COCU 11B)

(Jonah 3:1-10)
The tale of Jonah,
comedic, yet serous
about inclusion.

It prompts us to ask,
“Why do we set boundaries
against the ‘other’?

“Why shut out the joy,
love, wisdom, humanity,
that lives in ‘others’?”

Immigrant, blind, lame,
disabled, indigenous,
captive, refugee…

We also shut out
the ‘other’ who is holy,
grace, love, joy, humour.
    Jeff Shrowder, 2024
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