Liturgical Colour : Green
Jonah 3 : 1-5, 10
The word of YHVH came to Jonah a second time : “Go to Nineveh, the great city, and announce to them the message I give you.”
In obedience to the word of YHVH, Jonah went to Nineveh. It was a very large city, and it took three days just to cross it. So Jonah walked a single day’s journey and began proclaiming, “Forty days more and Nineveh will be destroyed.”
The people of the city believed God. They declared a fast, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.
When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, He had compassion and did not carry out the destruction He had threatened upon them.