Exodus 3:1-8,13-15; Psalm 103:1-4,6-8-11; I Corinthians 10:1-6,10-12; Luke 13:1-9
In today’s Lesson, after telling the crowds that unless they repent, they will perish, Jesus tells a parable about a fig tree that hasn’t borne any fruit for three years. The owner wants it destroyed. But the worker in charge of cultivating, cutting, and pruning appeals to the owner to spare the tree: “Sir, leave it one more year,” he says, “and give me time to dig around it and manure it; it may bear fruit next year; if not, then you can cut it down” (Luke 13:8-9).
One morning in 1888, Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite, awoke to read his own obituary. The notice was printed because of a simple journalistic error — it was Alfred’s brother…
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