From Sadlier We Believe–
The season of Lent doesn’t last forever. We need to turn toward God’s reign now if we are to truly celebrate Easter… Are we hearing Jesus’ words about reforming our life?
Gospel Luke 13:1-9
1 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2 Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? 3 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. 4 Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them–do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.” 6 Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree, planted in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it, but did not find any. 7 So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’ 8 ” ‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. 9 If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’ “
Are WE, as Christians, bearing fruit for the Lord? Are we showing
If these ‘fruit’ are not present, should WE be cut down?
The parable of the fig tree reminds us that God is patient. He is willing to help us, as the man was willing to give the tree extra help so that it would grow.
How do you need God to help you in order to change your life for the better?
If God gives you another year of life, what do you want to be like a year from now?
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This ended up not being our gospel reading today after all! You can read about that here….