Jonah hated his enemies in Nineveh so much that he didn’t want to deliver them the warning God was sending to them because he was afraid they might actually listen to God who would show them mercy, and he did not want them to be shown any mercy. Apparently, God loves our enemies a lot more than we do! Good thing because there are others who consider us their enemy, whether for being Americans or white or black or gay or straight or wealthy or homeless or liberal or conservative; just as we have people who we think are the “enemy”, there always people who will consider us to be the enemy and don’t want any good thing to happen to us. But God gets to show mercy on us even when they don’t just as God shows mercy to those we think are the enemy. We don’t always like how God God is!