DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Testing God’s Patience” – Faith: In today’s Gospel of the “Parable of the Fig Tree,” Jesus reminds us that God’s Merciful Love is always patient, even though we continue to “test God” with our unfaithfulness. Ponder on, “What is Jesus saying to us, today about the way we live our faith and our frequency of taking His Goodness and Mercy for granted?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus told this parable: ‘A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came looking for fruit on it but found none. He said to the man who looked after the vineyard, “look here, for three years now I have been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and finding none. Cut it down: why should it be taking up the ground?”
“Sir,” the man replied, “leave it one more year and give me time to dig round it and manure it: it may bear fruit next year; if not, then you can cut it down.” ’