Daily Lectionary Reading for Year A
The second reading today is the story of Jonah. God wanted Jonah to go to Nineveh and call the people into repentance. Jonah didn't want to go so he jumped on a ship that was heading in the opposite direction. Once at sea, a giant storm came up. The sailors determined Jonah caused the dangerous weather. To change their luck the sailors threw Jonah overboard. He was swallowed up by a large fish and spit out on the shore of Nineveh. This made me wonder about the superstitions of sailors. If they thought Jonah's occupation caused the seas to stir, what else are sailors concerned about?