The Vibe of Jonah

Jonah has weak vibes. The kind of vibes that ask your mum to write a letter so you don’t have to do PE. God tells Jonah to go to the enemy city of Nineveh and tell the people how wicked they have been. However, Jonah takes a sickie as he’d quite like Nineveh to rot. Besides, God should be looking after Israel, not its enemies. Jonah runs away to sea but  God sends a storm to shake the vibes up a bit. Jonah’s shipmates smell a rat and, believing the storm is only there because Jonah is on the run from God, they turf him out of the boat. People in the sea are food for fish and Jonah is no different. He’s swallowed whole by a whale, says his prayers and is spat out on dry land. God sends him to Nineveh again and Jonah doesn’t need asking twice. Happily, the townspeople listen to his vibes of doom, clean their act up and are spared by God. Jonah whinges that God has spared Israel’s enemy and lurks around to see how things are going to pan out. God makes a shady tree grow over him which Jonah likes, then kills the tree which makes him whinge again. God explains the vibe – Jonah had nothing to do with the tree being there yet is sorry it’s gone, so why can’t God care about a city of 120,000 people and be sorry about completely destroying it? Which seems fair enough.

General vibe of Jonah: God is for everyone.

Factvibe: The episode on the boat is one of the first recorded instances of someone literally drawing the short straw.
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