Some people just get under our skin. No matter how hard we try at times, being patient and loving just seem out of reach. God beckons us to feel something different about the people around us. There is a way to have compassion for others that drives us to merciful action. The story of the prophet Jonah opens up a pathway for this kind of compassion. Far from a children's story, the story of Jonah deals in some very adult topics like prejudice, anger, and even rage.