“‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it.
If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’”
What kind of fig tree are you? This was the question the priest asked as he began his homily on Sunday.
Lent is a time of change. And change is hard. Change takes work.
The fig tree in this passage from Luke hasn't changed enough to warrant being saved...AND YET - someone asked that the fig tree not be cut done. PLEASE...just leave it one more year.
One more year.
One more chance.
How many chances do we get to start over?
To try again?
In my experience, it is many.
I am so thankful that while I am trying to change during Lent, that He doesn't judge me harshly. He doesn't want to cut me down.
I get a second chance.
Also, today I am over at Must Love God
talking about when it really isn't luck!!
Isn't it great that we get a second chance and don't
get cut down?