February 27, 2016

3rd Sunday - C


God’s Time and Care

In the parable, the gardener asks the landowner to spare the fig tree, saying “Sir, leave it for this year also.”

The Greek verb here translated “to leave” is the same verb Jesus uses for “to forgive” in teaching us the Our Father (“forgive us our sins”11:4) and in his prayer on the cross (“Father, forgive them” 23:34) [1] .

God’s forgiveness comes with time, opportunities, and God’s grace, like fertilizers for the fig tree, for us sinners to change, to grow, and to bear fruits.

[1] http://www.progressiveinvolvement.com

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