Sunday, March 11, 2007

Burning Bushes & Fig Trees

Today is the Third Sunday of Lent. The readings at Mass teach us by means of burning bushes and fig trees.

Hope for all of us from Jesus, the Master Gardener, in Luke Chapter 13:

And he told them this parable:

“There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard, and when he came in search of fruit on it but found none, he said to the gardener, ‘For three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but have found none. So cut it down. Why should it exhaust the soil?’

He said to him in reply, ‘Sir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it; it may bear fruit in the future. If not you can cut it down.’”

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