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Luke 13:1-9

2007-03-07 — “Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is like expecting a lion not to eat you because you’re a vegetarian.” -Howard Tullman as quoted in The Chicago Tribune

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BIBLE PASSAGE — At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as they did. Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them—do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others living in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish just as they did.”

Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none. So he said to the gardener, ‘See here! For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and still I find none. Cut it down! Why should it be wasting the soil?’ He replied, ‘Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I dig around it and put manure on it. If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’”

— Third Sunday in Lent, Series C

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  1. Christopher Browne — 3603 days ago #

    I enjoyed the quote from the Tribune© also. Thanks!

  2. Bill Wessner — 3602 days ago #

    Should we expect courtesy on the highway just because we give it? Should we still give it?

  3. James Wetzstein — 3602 days ago #

    Bill, Bill, Bill…. every child knows that Jesus is watching you when you drive. :-)
    Do you want to make Jesus sad?

  4. Brad Boyer — 3601 days ago #

    James, you may not be pleased that I generally free text (but there’s a method to the madness…). But I felt your comic went very well with the Gospel I will be preaching on this Sunday, John 9 (the whole chapter), so I included it for my congregation. Serendipitious thanks!

  5. Marcus Jones — 3600 days ago #

    that explains the week I’ve just had! thank you

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