Let us pray for a families, and especially for anyone who has left the church.
Lk 13:1-9 “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.’”
How beautiful is the Mercy of our God. I'm sure we all began Lent with good intentions. We had a plan to grow in holiness. Possibly, life got in the way, and we faltered.
How beautiful is the Mercy of our God. God is not sitting, far away, high on His thrown, just watching. He walks with us. So, when He sees we are faltering, He offers encouragement. Like the fig tree, we are not to be simply discarded. We messed up, we fell short, we are not producing much fruit, but we will not be cut down.
How beautiful is the Mercy of our God. God shows us that we still have time. We must start again. We must spend time with Him. We must cultivate and fertilize our Spiritual life. We still have time to bear great fruit.
How beautiful is the Mercy of our God.