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A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came looking for fruit on it ... (Luke 13:6).

Luke 13:6
Exodus 3:1-8,13-15; Psalms 103:1-4,6-8,11; I Corinthians 10:1-6,10-12; Luke 13:1-9

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Third Sunday of Lent, C

Many years ago, the widely-read syndicated Newspaper Columnist, Ann Landers, wrote a little piece called “Let George Do It.” It read …

This is a story about four people: Everybody … Somebody … Anybody … and Nobody.

There was an important job to be done, and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it. Nobody did it.

Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.

It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when, actually, Nobody asked Anybody.

Actually, the greatest Somebody of all is telling not just anybody, but you, that there is a most important job to be done. Moreover, nobody but you is being asked to do that job. The Lord Jesus is asking nobody but you to be a fruit-bearing person in the Cause of His Kingdom of Love.

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