Tonight the news is showing video of the Dalai Lama leaving the White House via the back door (as evidenced by the pile of trash bags). There's a flurry of comments, ironic and indignant: how discourteous, how dumb to think no one would notice; what an effort to avoid diplomatic meltdown.
Lent opens a backdoor and invites us into Jesus' salvation journey to the cross.
Jonah's story reminds me how strange that salvation journey can be. After all, he's saved by a fish's gaping mouth, hmmm, wonder what the trash situation was in there....
May humble humor accompany you where-ever God provides space for grace this Lent.