Reflection — November 10th
I always feel a bit sorry for the poor fig-tree. It is as if it is used as an illustration, a prop, and summarily discarded.
It isn’t even the season for figs.
Why is Jesus upsetting the natural order of things?
He has just upset the tables in the Temple, literally.
Now he is setting out a new order –
ask and you will receive,
believe and you will be rewarded,
forgive and you will be forgiven.
Away with the sacrifices,
the comfort zone –
All those years before, Ruth promised “Your God will be my God” -
and that was enough.
Her loyalty did not keep her in
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