Grace is not about fairness!  Something or someone who acted unfairly has hurt us all.   We believe there is some standard about what is fair, but more often than not we wonder about the unfairness of life.  Children who don’t get their turn and the wonderful mother who is diagnosed with cancer are only a couple of examples of unfairness.  Do you want God to act fairly or gracefully toward you?  Our two passages, one in Jonah and one in Matthew, are trying to show us something about God’s grace.  We need to give thanks, because God treats us gracefully, not fairly.