The text for the coming week is Jonah 1:1-3:
The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.
Question for Reflection:
Running away is a common theme in Scripture and in literature throughout human history. What issues, people, ideas, tasks, or experiences are you running from today?