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A Prayer to Jonah’s God

From the March 2023 Print Edition

Forgive us, O Lord God of the Hebrews,for feeding Jonah to a large-mouthed whale.We sacrificed for You more than he did.He hid in the hull, snoozing like a babe. We prayed to Hercules of ancient days,whose double pillars, emerald and gold,always guide us off the coast near Cadiz.But our gods will . . . . Continue Reading »