May 29, 2015 Friday: 8th Week in Ordinary Time
He found nothing but leaves. As followers of Jesus, we are expected to bear fruits of good works in and out of season. As his disciples, we must do and perform good things for people in Jesus’ name. We must share and show good things to others.
The image of the barren fig tree means missing the messages of God and failing to act upon them. The prophet Jeremiah says, “I will gather them all in, says the Lord: no grapes on the vine, no figs on the fig trees, foliage withered!” (Jer 8:13). A fig tree without fruits is barren; it does not serve its purpose.
Our life has a noble purpose. God created us for a worthy reason. God called and chose us for his vineyard. We have a goal to achieve or a mission to accomplish for God. We participate in God’s work, performing the task entrusted to us, and producing for God. Our resolutions cannot remain on paper. We must work and bear fruits, fruits that will last.
Are we living and producing according to what Jesus is expecting from us?