Messianic Prophecies: Jonah 2:1

Sunday, December 9, AD 2012

A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign: and a sign shall not be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. And he left them, and went away.

Matthew 16:4


Continuing our Advent look at Messianic prophecies which we began last Advent, the earlier posts of the series may be read here, here, here ,here, here, here, here, and here we come to Jonah 2:1:

[1] Now the Lord prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonas: and Jonas was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Saint Jerome writes about this passage:

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8 Responses to Messianic Prophecies: Jonah 2:1

  • The perspective of Holy Mary and her Blessed Son among the ships is a symbol of the size of the presence of the supernatural (unseen) among the natural (seen).

    Taking the words of Jesus in Matthew 16:4 and applying them to this generation in the world of 2012, there is reason to stop and consider the lesson of Jonah.

    It’s just one of the many, generous ways our Father is reaching for us to think of Him and love Him.

  • How many prophets have been snuffed out because they were aborted? How many great statesmen? When Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta was asked by [ former first lady ] H.Clinton what she thought of the possibility of a woman President in Mother Theresa lifetime, Mother responded; “No. It won’t happen. That soul has already been aborted.”

    A reluctant prophet was successful. Question.
    How many Lord? Will you spare America if I can find ten worthy souls?

  • God must have given speculation to keep humans off the street and out of real trouble.

    A tip of the hat to philip.

  • The Sign and Wonder was in front of them–

    BTW, my Dad is one of Pearl Harbor veterans still alive. Thank you for the post. On war/ peace. the incomparable Fr. James Schall, S.J. wrote that “war colleges” do more to insure peace than “peace academies.” Amen to that!

  • I completely concur MJ in that sentiment. Glad you enjoyed the post.

  • Robert-
    The “Hillary 2016” speak is turning my stomach, and I didn’t mean to mix prophets when I posted earlier. I was at the Assisted Living center having my lunch break and hurried to A.C. to enjoy the Perspectives.
    I look at this site as an oasis in the parched landscapes of msm., and I should read more…text less.

    The Clinton meeting with Mother Theresa was during her visit to NYC having just won the Peace Prize… know, when it had meaning.

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