Message of the day

“Don't forget the fig tree cursed by our Lord”

Make good use of your time. Don't forget the fig tree cursed by our Lord. And it was doing something: sprouting leaves. Like you... Don't tell me you have excuses. It availed the fig tree little, relates the Evangelist. that it was not the season for figs when our Lord came to it to look for them. And barren it remained for ever. (The Way, 354)

Let us go back to the Gospels and take a look at what St Matthew tells us in chapter twenty‑one. He described how Jesus ‘returning to the city was hungry. And seeing a fig tree by the wayside he went up to it’ [1]. How wonderful, Lord, to see you hungry! To see you thirsty, too, by the well ...