Lent 3 – Parable of the Fig Tree

Then Jesus told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none. So he said to the gardener, ‘See here! For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and still I find none. Cut it down! Why should it be wasting the soil?’ He replied, ‘Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I dig around it and put manure on it. If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.'”

–Luke 13.6-9

  • Have you ever been told you have trouble paying attention?
  • How attentive are you to your closest friends? Your family?
  • Do you ever feel like God demands perfection from you?
  • Do you think God gives you permission to share your doubts, confusion, and fears with God and others? Do you?

I don’t think we’re called to be perfect, only faithful; and being faithful is harder than trying to be perfect.  But being faithful can always start right where you are today; it can always be begun again.  We gather on Sundays to be reminded of what faithfulness looks like and why it matters; if you’ve been looking to be more faithful to God, and looking for God to be more faithful to you, I hope you’ll join us at Trinity Commons on Sunday at 6pm to hear just how attentive God is to you.  We’ll enjoy a delicious, free supper thanks to our friends Dawn Pilleteri and Melissa Hooker.  I hope to see you Sunday.

–Thomas

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