“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.’”
What does this parable say to you about your Lenten journey?
How patient are you with yourself regarding your Lenten resolutions of prayer, fasting and almsgiving?
Tend to the renewal of your patience with yourself today—-patience is a virtue.
Heritage word—“Only the one who lives in the light of the eternal can have the courage really to practice patience.”
(Sister Mary Anselm, 6th Superior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame)