MY daily reflection and prayer:
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
Dear my friends,
Here is the Gospel for us today according to St. Luke 13:1-9
At that time some people who were present there told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices. He said to them in reply, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were greater sinners than all other Galileans? By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did! Or those eighteen people who were killed when the tower at Siloam fell on them — do you think they were more guilty than everyone else who lived in Jerusalem? By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!” And he told them this parable: “There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard, and when he came in search of fruit on it but found none, he said to the gardener, ‘For three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but have found none. So cut it down. Why should it exhaust the soil?’ He said to him in reply, ‘Sir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it; it may bear fruit in the future. If not you can cut it down.’”
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.
JESUS Christ tells us in the Gospel today about the owner of the fig tree in his parable. Many spiritual authors see him as an image of God the Father. He comes to us in search of fruit in our lives. Jesus Christ is the Good Gardener asks the owner, the Heavenly Father, to take care of things for us.
Surely, our Heavenly Father will always come in of fruit on the fig tree of our lives. He has given us grace to being fruitful. When He comes to us looking for fruits, we have to bear fruit that will last according to the Father’s plan.
In the Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist we adore Jesus Christ the Good Gardener who steps in and asks the owner, the Heavenly Father. He will take care of things for us.
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for your kindness to each of us. Thank you for coming to save us, for laying your life down for us. Help us to be as patient with others as you are with us now and forever. Amen.