Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Jonah felt angry about all that he had gone through to warn the notoriously sinful people of Nineveh, only to have God accept their repentance and spare them from destruction. A scholar of Mosaic Law, someone who looked down on Samaritans, doubted that Jesus could find fault with him. Then the Lord told His parable of a good Samaritan. Two sisters welcomed Jesus’ visit, but Martha got nowhere by asking Him to tell her sister to help with the serving, instead of sitting around listening to Him. When the Lord doesn’t grant what we ask, do we pray to see His side of things?