How about 1 hour today without internet, social media, etc… You choose the hour.
During that hour say a special prayer for the Christians displaced from the Nineveh Plains.
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When God saw by their actions how they turned from their evil way,
he repented of the evil that He had threatened to do to them;
he did not carry it out.
Jonah, the whale, Nineveh, the king. Today, don’t worry about Jonah and the whale, but Jonah the preacher of repentance. He preached and Nineveh listened – even the king who led the way. No one is exempt from Lent’s call to change our ways. That’s what God wants – He wants to save, not punish. Lent is a season of grace to change and grow and improve and be better. Change takes some self-discipline but it’s worth the price.
Did you know that same place where Jonah preached a few millennia ago, Nineveh, is where 100,000 Christians were driven from two years ago by ISIS? I visited them last April. The ancestors of those brave and suffering people of the Nineveh Plains trace their Christian community back to the first century.