Sermon; The 3rd Sunday in Lent: "Transformed Minds and Fruitful Lives"
Date: March 24, 2019
Liturgical Day: The 3rd Sunday in Lent; Year C
The Parable of the Fig Tree teaches us that as fig trees are meant to produce figs, so also human lives are meant to produce words and actions that are consistent with the kingdom of God. In is in our human nature to resist this — to be less generous or gracious or compassionate than God might want us to be. The answer is not to try harder. It is to draw near to the grace of God as we experience it in worship, in devotion, in community and in service, and trust that God will transform us into people who “go in peace to love and the serve the Lord” with glad and generous hearts!