Jesus told stories to help people understand the kingdom of God. Part of our work as images of God is to learn to tel stories–stories of God, stories of his work, and our own stories of past and future. How did Jesus tell stories, and what did he mean for us to learn?
This week: Jesus doesn’t tell this story. He acts it out. And it’s a curious one. Why would Jesus curse something as innocent as a fig tree? Wasn’t that kind of mean? What could it possibly mean for us?