Saturday, 25 October 2014
Concentrating on Today's Readings, Figs, Stones, Trees
Posted by Supertradmum
What was read in the Gospel today is what is happening in the Church today. Here is a little mini-series on stones and figs.
Christ clearly is referring to calamities, sin, guilt, innocence in one of the readings.
He is telling us that He has watered, fertilized, tended the Church and now He is allowing it to be purified.
Those who are not bearing fruit, Christ will cut down.
However, all of us will experience suffering. Look at verse three. Unless we do penance, we shall likewise perish.
The Pope should call days of fasting and penance for the Church to be purified but not for a long time. In other words, tribulation can be shortened by prayer and fasting.
I wish priests and bishops would see the immediacy of the readings which bring us to Advent. These readings point us all to two main points of Christ's message--conversion and fruitfulness.