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.'”
- 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.